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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

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)   By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose ma.... 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

Association of Independent Doctors Sends Letter to U.S. Senators Urging Passage of PRICE Transparency Act

Jul 21, 2020 at 12:07 am by pj

The Association of Independent Doctors submitted the below letter to all U.S. Senators urging them to co-sponsor the Health Care PRICE Transparency Act (S. 4106). .... Read More

Next Showdown in Congress: Protecting Workers vs. Protecting Employers in the Pandemic

Jul 14, 2020 at 01:02 pm by pj

By Christina Jewett and Melissa Bailey Congressional leaders are squaring off over the next pandemic relief bill in a debate over whom Congress should step up.... Read More

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits

Jul 14, 2020 at 12:18 pm by pj

(DigitalVision/Getty Images) By Melissa Bailey and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News James “Mike” Anderson was a hospital employee in suburban.... Read More

CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspots

Jul 10, 2020 at 08:55 pm by pj

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s targeted approach to provide additional resources to nursing homes in coronavirus disease 2.... Read More

High Court Allows Employers To Opt Out Of ACA’s Mandate On Birth Control Coverage

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:00 pm by pj

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)   By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The Supreme Court Wednesday settled — at least for now — a decade’s w.... Read More

CMS Proposes Medicare Payment Changes to Support Increased At-home Dialysis

Jul 06, 2020 at 06:00 pm by pj

Rule proposes improved process to pay for innovative dialysis equipment and support home dialysis for Medicare’s most vulnerable population   The Administrat.... Read More

Healthcare Price Transparency Act Introduced

Jun 30, 2020 at 09:59 pm by pj

Legislation codifies Trump Administration's hospital and insurance price transparency rules.   In a move to empower patients and lower health-care costs, today U.S. Sen.... Read More

Supreme Court, Rejecting Restrictive La. Law, Refuses To Roll Back Abortion Rights

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm by pj

(Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  In a decision certain to roil the fall elections, a Supreme Court with a majority of anti-ab.... Read More