End of Week Roundup

This week, the FDA advised against expanding the use of drug Xarelto for acute coronary syndrome. A study found that, in 2010, over half of all individual health insurance policies failed to meet exchange requirements. Also this week:

  • Ohio hospitals are losing money as the number of Medicaid patients increases and the number of privately insured decreases.
  • Changes in Medicare conditions of participation could save hospitals billions in the next five years.
  • Massachusetts health reform has successfully decreased number of uninsured.
  • Utilization was not cause for recent health care spending increase.