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Patients’ Perilous Months-Long Waiting for Medicaid Coverage Is a Sign of What’s to Come

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:17 pm by pj

By Bram Sable-Smith and Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News  Korra Elliott has tried to avoid seeing a doctor while waiting to get on Medicaid. She worrie.... Read More

Insulin Copay Cap Passes House Hurdle, But Senate Looks for a Broader Bill

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:10 pm by pj

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News  The chances of passing election-year legislation to help people afford insulin — which weeks ago seemed mired in poli.... Read More

Did You Know? ADA/Civil Rights Act Issues in Health Care

Mar 14, 2022 at 11:46 pm by pj

By Karen Davila, Florida Healthcare Law Firm Do you have any patients who are deaf/hard of hearing? Visually impaired? If so, you must provide equal access to communicat.... Read More

The CDC’s New Guidelines on Covid Risk and Masking Send Confounding Signals

Mar 10, 2022 at 10:22 am by pj

By Colleen DeGuzman, Kaiser Health News When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month unveiled updated covid-19 guidelines that relaxed masking re.... Read More

HIV Preventive Care Is Supposed to Be Free in the US. So, Why Are Some Patients Still Paying?

Mar 09, 2022 at 03:00 pm by pj

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  Anthony Cantu, 31, counsels patients at a San Antonio health clinic about a daily pill shown to prevent HIV infection. Last sum.... Read More

Medical Boards Pressured to Let It Slide When Doctors Spread Covid Misinformation

Feb 15, 2022 at 03:18 pm by pj

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News  Tennessee’s Board of Medical Examiners unanimously adopted in September a statement that said doc.... Read More

Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead

Feb 15, 2022 at 03:05 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News    The Biden administration and state officials are bracing for a great unwinding: millions of people losing th.... Read More

Medicare Patients Win the Right to Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

Feb 02, 2022 at 10:18 am by pj

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News A three-judge federal appeals court panel in Connecticut has likely ended an 11-year fight against a frustrating and confusing rule th.... Read More

Georgia Bill Aims to Limit Profits of Medicaid Managed-Care Companies

Feb 02, 2022 at 10:08 am by pj

Repercussions for surrounding states? By Andy Miller and Rebecca Grapevine, Georgia Health News, Kaiser Health News ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers wi.... Read More

Justices Block Broad Worker Vaccine Requirement, Allow Health Worker Mandate to Proceed

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:38 am by pj

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a key Biden administration covid-19 initiative — putting a stop, for now, to a rule.... Read More

Covid-19 Liability Protection Advancing Through Legislature

Jan 16, 2022 at 10:07 am by pj

The past week has seen rapid progress for extending Covid-19 legal protection for healthcare providers, hospitals and nursing homes set to expire March 29. Thursday the Senat.... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Biden’s Workplace Vaccine Requirements

Jan 10, 2022 at 08:11 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Friday took up one of the most contentious issues of the covid-19 pandemic, hearing a series of ca.... Read More

As Patients Fell Ill With Covid Inside Hospitals, Government Oversight Fell Short

Dec 29, 2021 at 11:19 am by pj

  By Lauren Weber and Christina Jewett, Photos by Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News One by one, the nurses taking care of actress Judi Evans at Riversid.... Read More

HHS Seeks Public Comments to Advance Equity and Reduce Disparities in Organ Transplantation, Improve Life-Saving Donations, and Dialysis Facility Quality of Care

Dec 01, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

   This effort builds upon the recent Organ Procurement Organizations’ Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) final rule to help thousands of patients on waitlists&nb.... Read More

Becerra Says Surprise Billing Rules Force Doctors Who Overcharge to Accept Fair Prices

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:01 am by pj

  By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News    Overpriced doctors and other medical providers who can’t charge a reasonable rate for their services.... Read More

CMS Physician Payment Rule Promotes Greater Access to Telehealth Services, Diabetes Prevention Programs

Nov 17, 2021 at 04:24 pm by pj

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing actions that will advance its strategic commitment to drive innovation to support health equity and high q.... Read More

CMS Takes Steps to Reduce Disparities Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease

Oct 29, 2021 at 05:57 pm by pj

   Changes to ETC Model are among Innovation Center’s unprecedented steps to close health equity gaps Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.... Read More

Pharma Campaign Cash Delivered to Key Lawmakers With Surgical Precision

Oct 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight and Rachana Pradhan and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration and Congress are embroiled in high-st.... Read More

FDA’s Delay on Juul, Menthol Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Puts Kids at Risk 

Oct 18, 2021 at 08:50 pm by pj

By JANELLE HOM   As many students return to school for the first time in months, the American Lung Association urges FDA to act swiftly in ending sale of.... Read More

Surprise-Billing Rule ‘Puts a Thumb on the Scale’ to Keep Arbitrated Costs in Check

Oct 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm by pj

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  Patients are months away from not having to worry about most surprise medical bills — those extra costs that can amount.... Read More