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CMS Announces New Enforcement Authorities to Reduce Criminal Behavior in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP

Sep 06, 2019 at 08:49 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that strengthens the agency's ability to stop fraud before it happens by keeping unscrupulou.... Read More

How And When Immigrants' Use Of Government Benefits Might Affect Their Legal Status

Aug 29, 2019 at 01:01 pm by Staff

. Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News A new rule to restrict legal immigration, published by the Trump administration this month, is sowing confusion and anxiety even among immi.... Read More

What The Trump Home Dialysis Plan Would Really Look Like

Aug 22, 2019 at 03:28 pm by Staff

.. Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Mary Epp awoke from a deep sleep to the "high, shrill" sound of her dialysis machine's alarm. Something was wrong. It was 1 a.m. and Epp,.... Read More

Trump Administration Hits Brakes On Law To Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs

Aug 15, 2019 at 01:31 pm by Staff

. Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Five years after Congress passed a law to reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans and other expensive diagnostic imaging tests that could harm pa.... Read More

CBD Regulatory Update

Aug 12, 2019 at 12:54 am by Staff

By MICHAEL PATTERSON With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp and all by-products from hemp including CBD are now 100 percent legal...sort of. Congress passed the 201.... Read More

Trump Administration 'Open For Business' On Drug Imports From Canada

Aug 01, 2019 at 09:27 pm by Staff

. Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News A year after calling proposals allowing Americans to import cheaper drugs from Canada a "gimmick," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex.... Read More

Trump Administration Moves To Make Health Care Costs More Transparent

Aug 01, 2019 at 09:13 pm by Staff

. Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Shopping around for the best deal on a medical X-ray or a new knee? The Trump administration has a plan for that. On Monday, it proposed ne.... Read More

'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It.' Biden's Invokes Obama's Troubled Claim.

Aug 01, 2019 at 09:03 pm by Staff

Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News Joe Biden invoked a risky -- and familiar -- phrase to sell his health care plan. At an AARP event in Iowa, Biden told voters h.... Read More

Democrats Favor Building On ACA Over 'Medicare For All'

Aug 01, 2019 at 08:59 pm by Staff

. Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer to expand the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it with a "Medica.... Read More

Federal Cannabis Policies are Hurting Veterans - Here's How to Fix Them

Jul 26, 2019 at 04:33 pm by Staff

By Max Simon Military veterans face a number of challenging issues on the cannabis front, all thanks to outdated federal laws and regulations. The most painful of these.... Read More

AMA: Surprise Billing Legislation Will Hold Patients Harmless Despite Contrary Claims

Jul 25, 2019 at 12:49 am by Staff

CHICAGO - The American Medical Association said today that insurers are intentionally muddying the waters about the impact of surprise billing legislation - a bipartisan.... Read More

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