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Many had hoped they would be leaving for recess with repeal under their belts. Meanwhile, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch announces that his committee will start holding health care hearings when lawmakers return in September.
The new law will help people with chronic conditions that require multiple prescriptions cut down on their shuttles to the drug store and could improve adherence to their drugs.
Federal records show that 2,573 hospitals around the country will have their Medicare payments reduced because they have too many patients readmitted.
Editorial writers take on a variety of issues related to the future of the Affordable Care Act, what needs to happen next and what’s going wrong and right.
Media outlets report on news from Illinois, Arkansas, Massachusetts, California, Texas, Florida, Washington, Vermont, Maryland and Ohio.
Opinion writers offer their takes on health policies that operate as context to the current congressional debate.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on how the current Affordable Care Act replacement debate impacts Medicaid and how governors should proceed in pursuing Medicaid waivers as well as current Medicare funding issues.
Media outlets explore important health policy questions.
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it wants to design a payment or service delivery model to improve health care quality and access for Medicare, Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries who need behavioral health treatment.
One in 5 heart attack patients suffers from severe depression, yet many get little or no treatment that could ease their suffering or save their lives.
At a hearing Wednesday, federal health officials pointed to billing errors, fraud and overcharges that led Medicare to overpay by staggering sums.
The controversial 340B drug discount program for hospitals came under fire at a congressional hearing.
With the proposed changes, if a drug costs $84,000, CMS would pay just over $65,000, instead of $89,000.
The board reports that it will be depleted in 2029, a year later than the Obama administration had last projected. The estimate helped avoid activating the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
“Too many trusted medical professionals like doctors, nurses and pharmacists have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients,” says Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Many of the crimes were related to the opioid epidemic sweeping the country.
The assessment pushes back the date for the hospital insurance trust fund to go bankrupt by one year. It also says Part B premiums next year will be stable.
Experts have warned that the report expected to be released today on the finances of Medicare could launch a process under the health law to make cuts. A panel expected to do that, called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, has not been named, however.
Although proponents say the policies offered by nursing homes are more attuned to patients, some report frustrations when trying to dispute care decisions.
A Modesto Bee article examines the costs for one woman. Also, KHN reports on problems with a Medicare program designed to help poorly performing nursing homes.