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Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

Jun 29, 2022 at 04:04 pm by pj

By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overc.... Read More

Three-Year Abortion Trends Vary Dramatically by State

Jun 29, 2022 at 03:53 pm by pj

  //   By Phillip Reese, Kaiser Health News A recent survey from the Guttmacher Institute documented an 8% rise in the number of abortions.... Read More

Five Things to Know Now That the Supreme Court Has Overturned Roe v. Wade

Jun 29, 2022 at 03:49 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight and Rachana Pradhan and Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Ja.... Read More

Conservatives on Supreme Court, as Expected, End Nationwide Right to Abortion

Jun 24, 2022 at 02:20 pm by pj

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Friday formally overturned its 49-year-old landmark Roe v. Wade decision, and with it ended a half-century.... Read More

Medicaid Weighs Attaching Strings to Nursing Home Payments to Improve Patient Care

Jun 15, 2022 at 02:46 pm by pj

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration is considering a requirement that the nation’s 15,500 nursing homes spend most of their payments from M.... Read More

Skirmishes Over Medication Abortion Renews Debate on State vs. Federal Powers

Jun 08, 2022 at 03:58 pm by pj

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News As the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that guarantees the constitutional right to an.... Read More

Despite a First-Ever ‘Right-to-Repair’ Law, There’s No Easy Fix for Wheelchair Users

Jun 08, 2022 at 03:47 pm by pj

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Robin Bolduc isn’t the type of person who takes “no” for an answer — particularly when it comes to.... Read More

States Have Yet to Spend Hundreds of Millions of Federal Dollars to Tackle Covid Health Disparities

May 18, 2022 at 07:28 pm by pj

By Phil Galewitz and Lauren Weber and Sam Whitehead, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration in March 2021 announced it was investing $2.25 billi.... Read More

As Overdoses Soar, More States Decriminalize Fentanyl Testing Strips

May 08, 2022 at 07:39 pm by pj

By Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News With time running out in the 2022 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers took up a bill to regulate raw milk. An amendment sudde.... Read More

What’s Next if ‘Roe v. Wade’ Falls? More Than Half of States Expected to Ban or Restrict Abortion

May 04, 2022 at 10:37 am by pj

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  If the Supreme Court’s conservative majority affirms the leaked decision overturning abortion rights in the U.S., th.... Read More

Historic ‘Breach’ Puts Abortion Rights Supporters and Opponents on Alert for Upcoming Earthquake

May 04, 2022 at 10:35 am by pj

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  For an eventuality that’s been forecast and fought over for decades, no one truly has any idea what would happen if.... Read More

On the Steps of the Supreme Court, Tears and Glee, Bitterness and Smiles

May 04, 2022 at 10:33 am by pj

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, emotions were raw on the sidewalks and street separating the U.S. Capitol and the Supr.... Read More

Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power

Apr 23, 2022 at 10:05 am by pj

By Sam Whitehead and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  The role that the federal government plays in containing future epidemics will hinge on the outcom.... Read More

CMS Proposes Policies to Advance Health Equity and Maternal Health, Support Hospitals

Apr 18, 2022 at 05:28 pm by pj

CMS Integrates Equity and Maternal Health Quality Measures into Proposed Rule that Drives Payment for Hospitals Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).... Read More

Federal Judge in Florida Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate for Travel

Apr 18, 2022 at 02:45 pm by pj

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a US District Judge in Florida, has struck down the CDC mask mandate for public transportation, including planes and trains. The judge’s order.... Read More

Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Triggers Capitol Hill Questions — And a GAO Probe

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:46 am by pj

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden focused attention on how private equity ownership of nursing hom.... Read More

New Laws Let Visitors See Loved Ones in Health Care Facilities, Even in an Outbreak

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:07 am by pj

By Stephanie Colombini, WUSF, Kaiser Health News Jean White’s mother has dementia and moved into a memory care facility near Tampa, Florida, just as coronavirus lo.... Read More

HHS Takes Actions to Promote Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Apr 11, 2022 at 06:42 pm by pj

CMS Proposed Rule Seeks Feedback on Staffing Standards and Health Equity The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursi.... Read More

American Nurses Association Reveals Top Federal Legislative Priorities

Apr 10, 2022 at 06:13 pm by pj

By LYNNE JETER   Health System Transformation Eclipses Other Issues  The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently unveiled its leading federal legislative prior.... Read More

CMS Returning to Certain Pre-COVID-19 Policies in Long-term Care and Other Facilities

Apr 07, 2022 at 05:04 pm by pj

 Actions continue to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to continue to protec.... Read More