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States Move Ahead With Canada Drug Importation While Awaiting Signal From Biden

Feb 02, 2021 at 04:54 pm by pj

  Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Florida, Colorado and several New England states are moving ahead with efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada, a pol.... Read More

Four Vital Health Issues, Not Tied to Covid, That Congress Addressed in Massive Spending Bill

Jan 28, 2021 at 04:43 pm by pj

    Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic relief plan, Congress passed a nearly.... Read More

After a Decade of Lobbying, ALS Patients Gain Faster Access to Disability Payments

Jan 21, 2021 at 06:08 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up to a problem.... Read More

CMS Final Rule Addresses the Prior Authorization Process

Jan 15, 2021 at 09:51 pm by pj

  Final rule gives providers access to patient treatment histories, and streamlines prior authorization to improve patient experience and alleviate burden for health car.... Read More

Even With Senate Control, Democrats Will Need Buy-In From GOP on Key Health Priorities

Jan 12, 2021 at 04:10 pm by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News     Democrats have argued for more generous pandemic relief, more pressure on drugmakers to lower prices and.... Read More

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies, but It Won’t Be Easy

Jan 12, 2021 at 04:02 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health.... Read More

 CMS Issues Final Rule to Create New Payment Methods for Innovative New Therapies Based on Outcomes

Dec 22, 2020 at 11:34 am by pj

   The Final Rule updates provisions to promote value-based payment for prescription drugs.  As part of  a longstanding commitment to lowering drug price.... Read More

Farmworkers, Firefighters and Flight Attendants Jockey for Vaccine Priority

Dec 15, 2020 at 03:55 pm by pj

   By Rachel Bluth and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News      Governor DeSantis Weighs In  With front-line health worker.... Read More

Trump Plan May Set Clock Ticking on Many Health Rules

Dec 15, 2020 at 03:49 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  The Trump administration wants to require the Department of Health and Human Services to review most of its regulation.... Read More

CMS Proposes New Rules to Address Prior Authorization and Reduce Burden on Patients and Providers

Dec 10, 2020 at 04:53 pm by pj

  Improving patient and provider access to medical records and reforming prior authorization processes critical in a public health emergency The Centers for Medicare &a.... Read More

In Becerra, an HHS Nominee With Political Skill But No Front-Line Health Experience

Dec 08, 2020 at 04:55 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan and Angela Hart and Julie Rovner and Jenny Gold   Xavier Becerra, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice.... Read More

Administration Finalizes Policies to Give Medicare Beneficiaries More Outpatient Surgery Options

Dec 02, 2020 at 05:06 pm by pj

  Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center final rule empowers beneficiary choices and unleashes competition to lower costs and improve innov.... Read More

CMS Updates Coverage Policies for Artificial Hearts and  Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Dec 01, 2020 at 09:05 pm by pj

Updated policy provides enhanced patient-centered access to Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices for Medicare beneficiaries The Centers for Medicare & Medicai.... Read More

Administration Finalizes Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients

Dec 01, 2020 at 06:21 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, prioritizing CMS’ investment in primary care.... Read More

Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs

Nov 22, 2020 at 09:45 pm by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclos.... Read More

CMS Takes Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

Nov 10, 2020 at 08:03 pm by pj

  Coverage Available at No Cost to Beneficiaries Across Variety of Settings in Health Care System The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that starti.... Read More

What to Know with ACA in the Supreme Court - Again

Nov 10, 2020 at 11:42 am by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a case that, for the third time in eight years, could result i.... Read More

Administration Announces Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule, Continues Commitment for Greater Flexibility to States 

Nov 09, 2020 at 02:09 pm by pj

  Final rule improves balance of federal oversight and state flexibility while maintaining critical beneficiary and quality of care protections The Centers for Medicare.... Read More

As Nation Awaits Vaccine, Biden Is Under Pressure to Name New FDA Chief ASAP

Nov 09, 2020 at 02:04 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News President-elect Joe Biden made COVID-19 a linchpin of his campaign, criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership.... Read More

Biden Wins, but His Health Agenda Dims With GOP Likely to Hold Senate

Nov 09, 2020 at 01:58 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  Former Vice President Joe Biden secured the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the White House on Saturday, maj.... Read More