President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
The test doesn't detect concussions and the approval won't immediately change how patients with suspected concussions are treated. But it allows Banyan Biomarkers to commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the race to find a way to diagnose concussions.
Missouri's safety-net hospitals won to the tune of tens of millions of dollars when a U.S. District Court invalidated the CMS' attempt to claw back a portion of already-allocated DSH payments.
The lower reimbursements are a challenge in rural communities with high Medicare Advantage penetration.
The Bipartisan Budget Act, passed early Friday following a short-lived government shutdown, includes Congress' most significant healthcare legislation since the 21st Century Cures Act.
The most recent budget legislation included a provision that expands Medicare reimbursement of telemedicine, which industry groups and providers say will push adoption.
A provision in the funding bill Congress just passed means meaningful-use requirements no longer have to become stricter over time.
Congress gave the healthcare industry some surprising and widespread relief in its two-year budget deal.
Facing intense lobbying by pharmaceutical and hospital groups, lawmakers of the House Energy and Commerce Committee struggle to find a middle ground as they propose options for the upcoming 340B legislation.
The CMS has repealed an Obama-era policy that prohibited using medical student notes in patient records. Previously, teaching physicians were required to redo a student's work.
In an address to rural healthcare stakeholders, CMS Administrator Seema Verma promised more telehealth expansion, more information for patients and a "rural first" lens to policy.
A pharmacist has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and made nearly 800 seriously ill. The meningitis infection was traced to contaminated steroid injections given mostly to people with back pain.