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Medicare Fines Half of Hospitals for Readmitting Too Many Patients

Nov 03, 2020 at 10:37 am by pj

  By Jordan Rau,  Kaiser Health News  Nearly half the nation’s hospitals, many of which are still wrestling with the financial fallout of the unexp.... Read More

Trump Administration Finalizes Rule Requiring Health Insurers to Disclose Price and Cost-Sharing Information

Oct 30, 2020 at 06:50 pm by pj

The Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury has issued a final rule on price transparency, helping to en.... Read More

Florida Fails to Attract Bidders for Canada Drug Importation Program

Oct 27, 2020 at 03:38 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Florida’s plan to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada — designed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and endorsed by.... Read More

Arguing to Undo the ACA. Harming Medicare. Do They Go Hand in Hand?

Oct 25, 2020 at 09:36 pm by pj

  By Stephanie Stapleton   It’s a tried-and-true campaign strategy. Candidates go on the attack, claiming their opponent will do harm to Medicare. Aft.... Read More

Biden’s Big Health Agenda Won’t Be Easy to Achieve

Oct 25, 2020 at 09:09 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just pr.... Read More

CMS Takes Action to Protect Integrity of COVID-19 Testing

Oct 11, 2020 at 06:01 pm by pj

Agency issues cease and desist letters to laboratories testing without appropriate certification The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking every action.... Read More

Trump’s Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth, Experts Say

Sep 29, 2020 at 04:44 pm by pj

  By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News Protecting people with preexisting medical conditions is an issue that has followed President Donald Trump his e.... Read More

Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada ‘for a Fraction of the Price’

Sep 27, 2020 at 02:24 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” on Thursday, announced that his administration.... Read More

Election Gift for Florida? Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:40 pm by pj

   By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Over the objections of drugmakers, the Trump administration is expected within weeks to finalize its plan t.... Read More

Gov. DeSantis Lifts Visitation Restrictions on Nursing Homes, Assisted and Long-Term Care Facilities

Sep 02, 2020 at 01:34 am by pj

  At Governor DeSantis’ direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director and State Coordinating Officer Jared Moskowitz issued an Emergency Order that.... Read More

CMS Acts to Spur Innovation for America’s Seniors

Aug 31, 2020 at 01:00 pm by pj

  Proposed rule would bring new treatments, tests and medical technologies to Medicare beneficiaries faster Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issue.... Read More

CMS has Issued More Than $15 Million in Fines to Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 14, 2020 at 07:03 pm by pj

CMS Enforcement Action Against Nursing Homes Triples compared to last year The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the agency has imposed mo.... Read More

What the Health? Kamala Harris on Health

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:26 pm by pj

      California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly named running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, doesn’t have a lot of ba.... Read More

CMS Proposes Updates to Coverage Policy for Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Aug 13, 2020 at 12:45 am by pj

   Proposal provides enhanced patient-centered access to Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices for Medicare beneficiaries Today the Centers for Medicare.... Read More

Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Aug 04, 2020 at 07:27 pm by pj

  Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule would make permanent certain telehealth and workforce flexibilities provided during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and impro.... Read More

CMS Updates Medicare Payment Policies for Several Types of Healthcare Providers

Aug 01, 2020 at 12:27 am by pj

Three final rules will strengthen Medicare program The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing three Medicare payment rules that further advance our.... Read More

Public Health Experts Fear a Hasty FDA Signoff on Vaccine

Jul 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm by pj

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)    By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News The vaccine trial that Vice President Mike Pence kicked off in Miami on Monday gives t.... Read More

The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:53 pm by pj

    By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose markedly this spring as the.... Read More

With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers To Reshape Health Care?

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:32 pm by pj

 (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images)   By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump came into office vowing to.... Read More

HealthBent: Medicare Is Running Out of Money

Jul 23, 2020 at 02:56 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Everyone involved even tangentially in health care today is completely consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, as they should b.... Read More