Tag Archives: Before

'I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis

Elizabeth Morgan at her home in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photo: Caroline Quinn ‘I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis Independent.ie Today is World Cancer Day – an international day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection,… Read More »

Bristol-Myers yanked its Celgene bid days before deadline—and got a better price

On Dec. 10, Bristol-Myers Squibb made what it said was its final offer to acquire Celgene. But it turns out that wasn’t the case. It ended up scoring a better deal instead. Just days before a Jan. 2 deadline Bristol-Myers itself had set for wrapping up an agreement, the New Jersey drugmaker pulled that proposal—$ 57… Read More »

Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN JD  The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population on October 1, 2012 without being pre-tested and with no other evidence indicating what it is hospitals are supposed to do to reduce readmissions. Research on the… Read More »