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Health Headlines for February 18, 2020

Public forum on Medicaid redesign set for Friday in Albany

Times Union

The state Medicaid Redesign Team will hold the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Albany Capital Center at 55 Eagle St.

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State names members of MRT II long term care advisory group

Politico Pro

Nine individuals will serve on the Long Term Care Advisory Group.

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9 area hospitals among statewide hospitals and clinics who earned $20 million


Nine Rochester region hospitals are among 36 upstate New York hospitals and health centers that earned $29.3 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BCBS’s program.

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CNY Diabetes Education Program receives grant

Rome Sentinel

The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program has received a three-year grant of $71,000 from Excellus BCBS for state-of-the-art retinal screening equipment and additional resources for local diabetes prevention services.

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Opinion: New York must bring transparency to Big Pharma

Queens Daily Eagle (Opinion)

Prescription drug prices are growing at a faster rate than any other part of healthcare spending.

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The high cost of reform

Newsday (Opinion)

New Yorkers already pay enough and shouldn’t pay higher health insurance taxes to close the Medicaid gap.

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