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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

Administration Finalizes Transformative Medicare Payment Changes  

Nov 03, 2020 at 06:02 pm by pj

  Final Rule improves the determination process for an add-on payment adjustment to incentivize innovative dialysis equipment and supports home dialysis for Medicare&rsq.... Read More

If They Sweep the Elections, Dems Still Face a Challenge Meeting Health Promises

Nov 03, 2020 at 10:41 am by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Democrats are favored to win both chambers of Congress after years of campaign-trail promises about health care. But wit.... Read More

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