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In brief: MedPAC details spending, FTC slaps Surescripts 

August 2, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its 2023 data book on health care spending and the Medicare program.  The 200-page report provides Medicare data on spending, demographics, beneficiary access to care, and quality of care, among other information.  Among MedPAC’s findings:  Medicare was the largest single purchaser of personal health care in the U.S., gobbling up 24% of total spend;  Medicare spending...

Federal Trade Commission, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Surescripts

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FTC reaches proposed settlement with Surescripts 

July 31, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission has filed a proposed order to remedy what it says is anticompetitive conduct by Surescripts that led to higher prices, stifled innovation and reduced customer choice in the e-prescribing market.  The order follows a favorable federal court ruling that found Surescripts possesses monopoly power in e-prescribing services with a 95% “super share,” according to the FTC.  “The FTC will not hesitate to take action in...

e-prescribing, Federal Trade Commission, Surescripts

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In brief: Enos Home Medical makes acquisition, pharmacies meet with FTC commish 

July 5, 2023HME News Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Enos Home Medical has expanded its footprint in northern Massachusetts and reinforced its focus on the hospice market with a recent acquisition of “significant DME assets” in the area, says Jon Enos.  The acquisition better positions Enos Home Medical to “meet current dynamic market conditions and today’s ever-changing medical landscape,” the company says.  “We are excited to be able to reach even more hospice patients in the...

Enos Home Oxygen & Medical Supply, Federal Trade Commission, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

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NCPA secures fireside chat with FTC official 

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NCPA secures fireside chat with FTC official 

September 13, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Federal Trade Commissioner Chair Lina M. Khan will headline the organization’s 2022 Annual Convention Oct. 1-4 in Kansas City. Khan will speak during the Second General Session on Oct. 3 in a fireside chat with NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA. “As FTC chair, Khan has been receptive to hearing the concerns of independent pharmacists, and this is a great opportunity to get her thoughts about...

Federal Trade Commission, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

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