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Medical students are hoping to graduate without school debt, but medical school admissions officers say it’s unlikely that tuition-free schooling will be a reality within the next decade, according to surveys from Kaplan Test Prep.

Physician compensation continues to grow despite no significant change in productivity, according to a recent survey from consulting firm SullivanCotter.

The relationship between CMS Administrator Seema Verma and HHS Secretary Alex Azar has become so fraught that both President Trump and Vice President Pence have stepped in to try to “salvage the situation,” which has threatened to undermine the administration’s healthcare agenda, Axios reported, citing three senior administration officials.

National healthcare expenditures rose 4.6% in 2018, according to new figures from the CMS Office of Actuary.

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) saved Medicare more than $3.53 billion from 2013 to 2017, according to a report from industry group the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS).

One of the nation’s largest health insurers is using AI to help persuade patients to get their seasonal flu shot, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Drugs commonly used to treat diabetes are being tested for unsafe levels of carcinogens by the FDA.

A group of prominent hospital associations have filed a lawsuit against HHS to stop the implementation of a rule that requires hospitals to post their prices for services online and update it regularly.

The pharmaceutical industry could be in for a loss as the Trump administration considers easing patent protection rules in order to garner support from Democrats for a new trade pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada­––USMCA, The Wall Street Journal reported.

HHS has announced a new initiative to make a medication taken to prevent HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, available for free to those without prescription drug insurance coverage.

Humana, one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, has partnered with health technology company Philips to offer remote monitoring for Humana’s high-risk Medicare Advantage members to cut down on readmissions and improve care delivery in real time.

 

GE Healthcare has announced a new $100 million contract with a European imaging company and new investments in 3D printing, robotics and virtual patient monitoring.