Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) says the state did not appeal the 11th U.S. Circuit Court's ruling against a law that aimed to stop doctors from asking patients about their guns, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maryland, and Minnesota.
CMS' Office of the Actuary estimated that the House-approved American Health Care Act would reduce insurance coverage by about 13 million people by 2026—a significant difference from the Congressional Budget Office's estimate, which projected that the bill would leave 23 million more uninsured.
Research suggests that giving physicians information on the price of the health care services they prescribe does not affect their likelihood to prescribe those services, Aaron Carroll writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
To combat rising drug costs, Cleveland Clinic launched a cost control initiative that generated $90 million in savings between 2010 and 2016—and nearly half of those savings were on the inpatient side, Maggie Van Dyke reports for Hospitals & Health Networks.
The rule, finalized in May 2016, would require food manufacturers to adopt new labeling that aligns serving sizes with actual average portion sizes, increases the prominence of calorie counts, and specifies the amount of added sugars in products. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb described the move as a "time-limited delay to provide more guidance."
In an unorthodox approach toward population health, Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is investing its capital resources to rehabilitate the real estate and businesses surrounding the health system's 12 hospitals to spur economic development and address community issues, Philip Betbeze reports for Health Leaders Media.
President Trump during a closed-door meeting with a group of GOP senators on Tuesday called the House-approved American Health Care Act "mean, mean, mean" and said, "We need to be more generous, more kind," two GOP congressional sources told the Associated Press.