Two Bloomberg BNA Health Care Publications Win 2012 ASHPE Awards

    Bloomberg BNA is proud to have received two 2012 awards for health care reporting from The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE).

    Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report, edited by Brian Broderick, won a Gold Award in the Best Single Issue (Newsletter) category, for its issue published Oct. 21, 2011.

    “Bloomberg BNA is pleased and honored to receive this recognition for one of our flagship health care publications,” said Michael Eisenstein, Vice President and Executive Editor of Bloomberg BNA’s Legal & Business Publishing Division. “The editors at Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report strive daily to fulfill on its mission of keeping readers fully apprised of important regulatory and litigation developments affecting the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Apparently, the ASHPE judges agree that they achieved that goal.”

    In addition, an article from the weekly Health Insurance Report, written by Sara Hansard, won a Bronze Award in the Best Special Report / Section category. Hansard’s award-winning report, on smaller states’ request for an adjustment to the medical loss ratio requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was titled, “States Line Up for MLR Adjustments as Insurers Cut Brokerage Commissions.” It was published on March 23, 2011.

    “Sara Hansard’s excellent article, a detailed analysis of how the states are dealing with the medical loss ratio requirement in the new health care act, is the kind of writing her publication produces weekly, providing not just facts, but also context – a great service to the medical professionals and policy makers who have to make the tough implementation decisions. The award is well deserved,” said Eisenstein.

    ASHPE recognizes editorial excellence and achievement in the field of healthcare publishing. The annual awards competition provides an opportunity for editors to measure their efforts against the very best the healthcare sector has to offer.