The majority of state Medicaid agencies are planning to issue raises next year for providers thanks to the stronger economy. States are also seeing the first drop in Medicaid enrollment in a decade.
The Trump administration's first mandatory CMS pay model is projected to save taxpayers and patients $17.2 billion over five years by shifting Medicare Part B drugs to price levels more closely aligned with what other countries pay.
The FDA's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms after one just dose.
In handing states greater flexibility to overhaul their insurance markets through waivers, the Trump administration has paved the way for states to diverge further in the access and affordability of its residents' coverage, insurance experts said.
The Trump administration proposed a new rule to allow employers to fund tax-exempted health reimbursement arrangements to help pay for workers' individual health insurance premiums, undoing Obama-era guidance that restricted HRAs for that purpose.
In a dramatic overhaul of the current 1332 waiver process, the CMS said state legislatures will no longer have to approve waiver plans. Instead, governors will be able to take action on their own. The agency also changed how it will evaluate waivers.
The CMS and drug companies have different ideas on what kind of price information consumers should have and how they should access it.
The ONC intends to use the EHR Reporting Program to disseminate information about certified software that gauges products' usability, security and interoperability.
The Trump administration is looking at new risk structures, including direct provider contracting, to drive cost-saving behaviors in the healthcare industry. But CMMI Director Adam Boehler said that won't dent the Medicare Advantage business.
The CMS released a proposed rule that would require drugmakers to list prices for their drugs in their consumer advertising.
A jury in federal court in Port Huron, Mich., unanimously said Tuesday that Pontiac General Hospital breached a contract with the Canadian parents of an international medical school graduate who paid $400,000 believing their son would be accepted into the hospital's residency program.
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township, Mich., has been charged with multiple unfair labor practices by the National Labor Relations Board. Nurses have been negotiating an initial union contract since mid-2016.