The CMS announced a new model to give Part D plans more skin in the game to cut Medicare's drug spending, and it will expand the scope of its Medicare Advantage value-based design model.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members say the panel needs to explore how to lower hospitals' drug prices covered under Medicare Part A, with some members floating binding arbitration as a possibility.
Arizona will suspend coverage for non-disabled Medicaid expansion enrollees who fail to report work activities for a single month.
This week the House committee chairs finalized their subcommittees and figured out who will be leading the healthcare policy charge in the lower chamber for the 116th Congress.
Since it was enacted in 1997, the Children's Health Insurance Program has been largely hailed as a success and enjoyed support from both sides of the political aisle. While it got caught up in partisan bickering in late 2017, CHIP was ultimately reauthorized through 2023.
Dr. David Shulkin, whose departure from the VA was announced through Twitter this past spring, will be chief innovation officer at Sanford Health in South Dakota.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is slated to meet to review recommendations on disproportionate-share hospital allotments, upper payment limit compliance, measuring program integrity and more.
North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Project Japan's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.
White House budget officials are weighing draft regulations to shape the VA's new, streamlined community care program that is poised to bring billions into private hospitals and clinics.