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Preexisting Conditions And Continuous Coverage: Key Elements Of GOP Bill

May 16, 2017 at 08:44 pm by Staff

Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Before he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2015, Anthony Kinsey often went without health insurance. He is a contract lawyer.... Read More

AMA Urges Senate Leaders to Focus on Sustaining Insurance Coverage

May 15, 2017 at 05:14 pm by Staff

As the Senate begins consideration of health system reform, the American Medical Association (AMA) urged Senate leaders today to keep in mind patients at risk of losing thei.... Read More

CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care

May 13, 2017 at 11:10 am by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid servic.... Read More

Why Blue States Might Ditch Beloved Obamacare Protections

May 09, 2017 at 05:57 pm by Staff

Chad Terhune and Barbara Feder Ostrov Kaiser Health News Under the Republican health bill, it's up to states whether to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Ac.... Read More

CMS Releases Lookup Tool to Help Clinicians Determine their MIPS Participation Status

May 09, 2017 at 11:53 am by Staff

Unsure of your participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Clinicians can now use an interactive tool on the CMS Quality Payment Program website t.... Read More

Making Informed Decisions on Medical Marijuana

May 09, 2017 at 12:52 am by Staff

PL JETER (Updated) Now that the Florida Legislature has punted the rules decisions to the Florida Department of Health, July 3 will see the implementation of some form of.... Read More

Medical Marijuana Governance Fails in the Legislature, Responsibility Falls to Department of Health

May 06, 2017 at 01:16 am by Staff

A medical marijuana implementation plan has narrowly failed in the 2017 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature. Republican leaders in both the House and Senate negotiate.... Read More

A Squeaker In The House Becomes Headache For The Senate: 5 Things To Watch

May 04, 2017 at 06:40 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News After weeks of will-they-or-won't-they tensions, the House managed to pass its GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Thursday by a r.... Read More

Group Says House-Passed AHCA Is Still Government-Controlled Health Care

May 04, 2017 at 02:22 pm by Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA), but before the bill goes to the U.S. Senate, Citizens' Council fo.... Read More

AMA Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act

May 04, 2017 at 02:17 pm by Staff

CHICAGO - American Medical Association (AMA) President Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Amer.... Read More

Clock Is Ticking On GOP Bill: 5 Ways Health Care Tug-Of-War May Play Out

May 04, 2017 at 12:53 am by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News   The House may pass its bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans' pathway to fulfilling their sev.... Read More

Federal Money For State-Level Zika Tracking, Prevention May End This Summer

May 03, 2017 at 01:32 am by Staff

Ana B. Ibarra Kaiser Health News Money that has helped states with Zika tracking and education may come to an end by this summer, putting at risk efforts to better understand.... Read More

HHS, States Move To Help Insurers Defray Costs Of Sickest Patients

Apr 25, 2017 at 01:37 pm by Staff

Steven Findlay Kaiser Health News As congressional Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remain in limbo, the Trump administration and some stat.... Read More

Conservatives' Goal To Relax Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely To Tame Premiums

Apr 23, 2017 at 06:43 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News As House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let state.... Read More

Sen. Grassley Demands Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:47 am by Staff

Fred Schulte Kaiser Health News Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants federal health officials to tighten scrutiny of private Medicare Advantage health plans amid ongoing conce.... Read More

Tax Day Is Zero Hour For Health Insurance, Too

Apr 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News   Despite a lengthy debate, Congress has not yet acted on a bill to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act. That means the law and.... Read More

Can We Tax Away The Opioid Crisis?

Apr 15, 2017 at 09:09 pm by Staff

Pauline Bartolone Kaiser Health News California lawmakers this month will consider legislation that would impose a tax on prescription opioids such as OxyContin and Norco to.... Read More

CMS Proposes 2018 Medicare Hospital Admissions Payment and Policy Updates and Request for Information

Apr 14, 2017 at 03:58 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and policies when patients are admitted into hospitals..... Read More

Repeal, Replace ... Revise: Your Guide To How A Trump Proposal Might Change ACA Insurance

Apr 13, 2017 at 05:21 pm by Staff

Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Repeal and replace is on-again, off-again, but that doesn't mean the rules affecting your insurance will remain unchanged. The Trump admini.... Read More

CMS Issues Final Rule to Improve Choice and Stability in 2018 Health Insurance Market

Apr 13, 2017 at 04:17 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued the final Market Stabilization rule, to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group mark.... Read More