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Trump Ready To Force Transparency In Healthcare Pricing With An Executive Order

The Trump Administration wants to make it easier for patients and employers to comparison shop for healthcare. On transparency, one can’t fault the Administration for not trying.

So far, the measures implemented have mostly been baby steps. But, this is about to change as President Trump is expected to soon release an executive order on healthcare price transparency. If enacted, this executive order would mandate disclosure of prices throughout the healthcare industry, and be enforceable by federal agencies. It would provide patients and employers pricing data that reflect the negotiated rates between insurers, hospitals, and physicians.

In the lead-up to this week’s expected announcement on the executive order, the Trump Administration has been gradually chipping away to uncover the murky world of healthcare pricing. For example, in October 2018, President Trump signed two bills into law, the Know the Lowest Price Act and the Patients’ Right to Know Drug Prices Act. These bills removed pharmacy gag clauses, imposed by pharmacy benefit managers, which had prevented pharmacists from proactively telling consumers if their prescription would cost less if they paid for it out-of-pocket rather than using their insurance plan.

And, this month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements of prescription drugs on television will soon be required to include price information.

Nonetheless, the pharmacy gag clause bills and requirement to include list price information in DTC advertisements only incrementally address prescription drug price transparency. A much bigger step would be to overhaul the prescription drug rebate system, as proposed by HHS. However, it’s unclear whether and when that will happen.

Ultimately, drug price transparency alone won’t be sufficient to create conditions conducive to a competitive market. It needs to be coupled with dissemination of information on which medications are the most effective for specific conditions or diseases. There have been a number of efforts in the commercial sector to address this issue; MedSavvy, for example, which is a Cambia Health Solutions company. Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers MedSavvy to its customers. The federal government is also supporting initiatives to improve the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s publication of usable information on comparative effectiveness to consumers. But it’s been a very slow process with few tangible results thus far.

The Trump Administration has also focused on disseminating information regarding the quality of physician practices that serve Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a website called Physician Compare. However, nearly 80% of physicians aren’t included in the website database. Reporting is voluntary, and so there’s selection bias when it comes to the performance data that do appear. Moreover, the website doesn’t include a comparison of fees for physician services.

Beginning January 1st this year, the federal government is requiring every hospital in the U.S. to post lists of prices of services and technologies online. Such lists are known in the industry as “chargemasters” that comprise of prices of thousands of services and products for which a hospital may bill.

But, CMS acknowledges it is not yet enforcing the hospital pricing rule. Furthermore, implementation of the rules has sparked a debate about whether the price lists are creating more confusion than clarity among patients. Services and products are identified in acronyms, abbreviations, billing codes, and medical terminology that most consumers can’t be expected to understand.

Additionally, the chargemaster lists don’t normally reflect actual transaction charges because hospitals and insurers generally negotiate significantly lower prices. And, hospitals and insurers are resisting public disclosure of negotiated prices. This week’s expected announcement of an executive order may make such resistance a moot point.

Most patients don’t comparison shop for medical care. Some might not be in a position to do so. Others may simply balk. Perhaps this is due in large part to patients not being used to comparison shopping, or to the opaque character of pricing in the healthcare system. As more useful information becomes available, perhaps patients will begin to do more comparison shopping. which in turn will lead to a more competitive market.

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Did you know when used in a regimen, D`OXYVA users have reported a number of health and beauty benefits?

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OPTIMIZE BLOOD CIRCULATION FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF SIGNIFICANT OUTCOMES

D’OXYVA® (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) in various clinical trials has validated leading independent research results and demonstrated above-average results in improving a host of physiological functions at the same time.

People using D’OXYVA® have recorded significant improvements in cardiovascular activity leading to much improved physical activity. As part of a healthy lifestyle, D’OXYVA may help significantly reduce the risk of high blood pressure, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes in just two or three months, with an average use of 5 minutes a day and 5 times a week.

Poor circulation is a gateway for a litany of ailments: slow healing, depression, poor complexion, sores, slow metabolism, and more.

D’OXYVA significantly improves sustained oxygen-rich microcirculatory blood flow locally and throughout the body. Its patented method of fully non-invasive, painless, and harmless transdermal delivery is unique only to D’OXYVA.

When used daily, D’OXYVA users have reported a number of health and beauty benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Relief from symptoms of microvascular complications
  • Significantly increased cardiac function, physical fitness, endurance and strength, muscle size, body tone, faster recovery from sports injuries and surgical trauma
  • Improved self-esteem via promoting healthy and radiant skin, complexion, dry skin relief, and acne reduction
  • Significant reduction in downtime from other skin treatments and cosmetic procedures when used in combination, reduction in the appearance of scars, cellulite, fat, spider veins and stretch marks
  • Promoting and maintaining a healthy weight, improving general mobility, deeper, more restful sleep
  • Significant improvement of mental acuity; concentration, problem solving, multitasking, eye-hand coordination, heightened stamina, energy, and focus while managing stress
  • Improved vitals across the board during checkups with zero adverse event reports after years of regular use by people with various health, demographic, and ethnic backgrounds

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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Did you know that it is impossible to have a good health without a good blood?

Did you know that it is impossible to have a good health without a good blood?

It is impossible to have good health without a good blood and it is a good distribution of all organs, systems and cells of the body. The blood carries silicon to the nails, hair, skin and other places “far away” where it is required, and transport to the bone calcium, vitamins, minerals and oxygen to various body parts as well as many important functions within it.

The heart is the force responsible for pumping blood so that it can spread its reach and nutrients. It collects waste materials from different parts of the body too. The blood travels through the body at a speed of 9 mm per second, and during the journey it cleans, nourishes, sterilizes, distributes chemical compounds from food, toxins and helps to purify cells.

Arteries and veins

The veins and arteries are the roads where the blood cells travel inside. The veins carry blood loaded with debris and clean blood in arteries. If any of these avenues is blocked for any reason, you can up of high blood pressure, a result that warns that heart is “pushing” with more force and pressure so that blood can flow through the capillaries and as fast as it should.

If blood cannot flow at a certain speed, then begin to generate a series of severe adverse consequences for the body indicating that there is venous congestion, such as leg pain, swelling, cramps, anemia, or in severe cases, increases the propensity for an attack of paralysis. If the blood does not run optimally, but we eat very well, we can begin to have health problems, this is also noticeable in the appearance of hair and skin, reflecting weakness and opacity due to poor oxygenation and distribution of nutrients to the body.

Knowing the importance of a good circulation, it is necessary to keep not only a diet of good quality but very healthy habits so that your blood and all its components can be shared with vigor and stimulate action in cleansing the blood.

Natural remedies for improve your circulation

Here are some tips for you to improve your circulation:

Look after your heart

There are many ways to keep your heart healthy and strong throughout life, no matter how old you are, you can make your heart pump strongly and full of life. For this, it is advisable to walk and do exercises such as swimming or climbing. The heights are great for the heart, a greater height, greater uptake of oxygen, but you should be aware of your fitness to climb a mountain, it might not react favorably if you’re not used to extreme heights, and you could feel dizzy, with headaches or even vomiting. This only means that your body is not accustomed to it.

Diet

To strengthen the heart’s nothing better than chlorophyll liquid foods containing vitamin E, like avocado and olive oil, and pollen and yeast.

Veins clean

Besides a good routine of exercise, it is necessary to avoid in your diet, saturated fats, fried things, animals sausages, meats, milk cows, and so on. This type of fat congests veins, reducing the space through which circulates the blood and causing the heart to put more pressure on the pump. For fragile veins, it is best to eat buckwheat and consumption of foods containingvitamin Csuch as orange, lemon, and so on. Consuming vitamin E is recommended for the muscles, and veins also contain muscle. Oats, raw garlic, celery, avocado and vegetable broths are excellent.

Breathing

There are many types of breathing that promote good circulation. The rapid inhalations and slow exhalations are recommended. There are practices such as yoga and meditation activities that promote different types of breathing very effective movement.

Enthusiasm

Believe it or not, having a good mood and being happy with what you do in your life, not only promotes good movement but a movement for quality, full of strength. It is as if some form of heart be given the message “I like to live” and this is justified with such energy. Therefore, it encourages thinking of yearning and attempts to follow it, no matter how young or old you feel, when your mind is full of energy and enthusiasm, your life will be too.

Baths and massages

And finally, bathrooms and massages are very suitable for putting the blood in a very good way. Hot water brings blood to the surface and the cold cut. This remedy is ideal for those people that for any reason are unable to perform physical activity.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.