Jan. 24, 2011

Today’s issue is brought to you by AIS’s Health Reform Week, the nation’s leading publication on the business implications of the massive changes for the health industry mandated by reform.

Today's Featured Story

End-of-Life Counseling Provision Under Reform Gets the Ax; Decision Disappoints Doctors 
Reprinted from AIS’s Health Reform Week

The Obama administration’s abrupt action Jan. 5 to remove a controversial end-of-life counseling provision from a Medicare regulation leaves unanswered questions about its potential impact on physician reimbursement, or whether it would have created more incentives for doctors to engage in this type of counseling .... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

“Repealing the health care law will increase the deficit, kill jobs, increase taxes, and deny care to women, children, and seniors.”

— From a Jan. 4 letter to the new House Republican leadership by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and George Miller (D-Calif.)

Click here to read the AIS's HEALTH REFORM WEEK article in which this quote appeared. (Free for HRW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

17%…was the overall increase in stock prices during 2010 for the 12 managed care organizations tracked by AIS’s Health Plan Week.

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this datapoint appeared. (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


People on the Move

Novo Nordisk, a global health care company focusing on diabetes care, appointed Anne Phillips, M.D., vice president, clinical development, medical and regulatory affairs for North America. Phillips was vice president and medicine development leader for GlaxoSmithKline's Oncology R&D Organization....Edwards Lifesciences Corp., a medical technology firm, named Aimee Weisner corporate vice president and general counsel. Weisner was executive vice president, administration and secretary at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Windsor Management Services, Inc.
Pharmacy Financial Analyst
Brentwood, Tenn.

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