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Common Sense Fixes Needed to Maintain Health Care Program for the Uninsured

Everyone involved in America’s health care industry should be united around one goal: saving lives. Strip away the politics, policies, regulations and costs; our collective mission should always be providing the best possible care and medicines to patients, regardless of their economic situation. In 1992, Congress wisely created a program to do just that. The

Innovation Key to Reducing Healthcare Costs

By Kyle Keeney As the new administration works to improve the healthcare system in the United States, we must remember that innovation is key to reducing costs and improving the lives of all Americans As the founder of the Kentucky Access to Care Coalition, I have seen firsthand the critical role strong IP and patent

Kentucky Physicians Encourage Patients to “Know Your Meds”

By Nancy Swikert, M.D. Tremendous advancements in science and medicine have revolutionized the treatment of conditions and diseases that were once unmanageable. Prescription medicines have become an essential lifeline for many Kentuckians, helping them to better treat their pain, seizures, mental illnesses and other serious ailments. When patients adhere to the treatments prescribed by physicians,

A generic approach to biosimilar substitution won’t do

By Kyle Keeney In Kentucky you don’t have to look far to find the positive impacts of health care innovation. From preventative medicines to new cures, advances in medical technology have been the driving force behind significant improvements in patient health. But as new treatment options are introduced to the market, protecting patient safety has

Medicare Part D Fraud and Specialty Drugs Highlighted in OIG’s 2016 Work Plan

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 (“Plan”).  The Plan provides insight into OIG’s potential audit and enforcement activities for the next fiscal year.  While the Plan addresses several different provider types, this article addresses the Plan’s initiatives related only to

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