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Insurers Running Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions As Feds Struggle To Stop It

Jul 18, 2019 at 09:47 pm by Staff

. Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News and Lauren Weber Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion the past three years alone.... Read More

Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Takes A Step Forward, But Will It Lead To A Step Back?

Jul 18, 2019 at 07:43 pm by Staff

. Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved its version of legislation to curb surprise medical bills. Though this step was a.... Read More

Pain Meds As Public Nuisance? Oklahoma Tests A Legal Strategy Against Opioid Maker

Jul 18, 2019 at 07:32 pm by Staff

. Jackie Fortier, StateImpact Oklahoma A global megacorporation best known for Band-Aids and baby powder may have to pay billions for its alleged role in the opioid crisis. Jo.... Read More

Using Obamacare Authority, Trump Aims To Shift Dialysis Care To Patients' Homes

Jul 11, 2019 at 03:14 am by Staff

. Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a bold plan to improve care to patients with kidney disease, which he claimed would save thou.... Read More

AMA Abortion Lawsuit Puts Doctors In The Thick Of Debate

Jul 04, 2019 at 06:19 pm by Staff

. Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The American Medical Association is suing North Dakota to block two abortion-related laws, the latest signal the doctors' group is shifting.... Read More

'Medicare For All' Emerges As Early Divide In First Democratic Debate

Jun 27, 2019 at 10:36 pm by Staff

. Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News and Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact During Wednesday night's Democratic presidential primary debate -- the first in a two-night event viewed as.... Read More

Senate Panel Makes Surprisingly Fast Work Of 'Surprise Medical Bills' Package

Jun 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm by Staff

. Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News It may seem as if the Senate, or at least certain key senators, have decided on a way forward to fix the nation's "surprise medical bill" pr.... Read More

Medicaid Program Integrity: A Shared and Urgent Responsibility

Jun 27, 2019 at 09:25 pm by Staff

. June 25, 2019 By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The Medicaid program has grown from $456 billion in 2013 to an estimated $576 billi.... Read More

Trump Administration Seeks More Health Care Cost Details For Consumers

Jun 24, 2019 at 04:16 pm by Staff

. Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Anyone who has tried to "shop" for hospital services knows one thing: It's hard to get prices. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an e.... Read More

In Combating Surprise Bills, Lawmakers Miss Sky-High Air Ambulance Costs

Jun 20, 2019 at 02:58 pm by Staff

. Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News In April 2018, 9-year-old Christian Bolling was hiking with his parents and sister in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, near their home in Ro.... Read More

Competition and Transparency

Jun 12, 2019 at 02:23 pm by Staff

A rundown of newly passed healthcare legislation begins taking effect July 1 After this spring's legislative session, there were conflicting messages from lawmakers on str.... Read More

The STATES Act and its Potential Effect on Florida

May 30, 2019 at 09:01 pm by Staff

. By MICHAEL PATTERSON With over 93 percent of Americans approving medical marijuana and over 60 percent approving full legalization of cannabis at the federal level, there is.... Read More

Sen. Alexander Releases Bipartisan Plan To Lower Health Costs, End Surprise Bills

May 23, 2019 at 08:59 pm by Staff

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News In a year already marked by a wide variety of congressional health care legislation, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Was.... Read More

Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?

May 23, 2019 at 08:45 pm by Staff

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Surprise medical bills -- those unexpected and often pricey bills patients face when they get care from a doctor or hospital that isn't in t.... Read More

Hidden Reports Masked The Scope Of Widespread Harm From Faulty Heart Device

May 23, 2019 at 08:24 pm by Staff

Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implante.... Read More

Short-Staffed Nursing Homes See Drop in Medicare Ratings

May 16, 2019 at 08:36 pm by Staff

. Look Up Data on Facilities in Your Area Click here for a list of local Central Florida and statewide facilities and how they compare in staffing. Source: KHN analysis on.... Read More

The Surprise Billing Debate: Understanding Policy Choices through the Lens of Independent Data

May 16, 2019 at 06:23 pm by Staff

. Surprise Billing Debate Intensifies: US Congress Sets Hearings on Bills Recently, several new federal legislative proposals regarding surprise billing have been filed.... Read More

CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency

May 16, 2019 at 06:14 pm by Staff

Final rule modernizes the Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D programs The Trump Administration finalized improvements to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, which pr.... Read More

CMS Issues New Guidance Addressing Spread Pricing in Medicaid, Ensures Pharmacy Benefit Managers are not Up-Charging Taxpayers

May 15, 2019 at 02:36 pm by Staff

. Agency issues guidance for Medicaid Managed Care and CHIP health plans that clarifies how current regulations require "spread pricing" to be accounted in the calculation of.... Read More

CBO's Report On Single-Payer Health Care Holds More Questions Than Answers

May 02, 2019 at 09:23 pm by Staff

. Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Progressive Democrats have rallied around "Medicare-for-all," a single-payer health plan popularized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now,.... Read More