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Congressional Republicans Mull Repeal And Replace Timetables And Strategies

KHN Morning Briefing

Procedural hurdles could cause delays in meeting the Inauguration Day target date for having a repeal measure on the new president’s desk. Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers are beginning to consider different aspects of how to advance the replacement plan as well as other policy proposals regarding Medicaid and Medicare.

Hospitals’ Safety Measure Improvements Prevent 125,000 Deaths, Save $28M

KHN Morning Briefing

A Department of Health and Human Services report finds that those patient safety efforts also prevented 3.1 million hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2015. In other news, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues an interim rule that takes aim at providers that steer patients eligible for Medicare or Medicaid into private insurance in order to receive higher reimbursement rates.

Pharma Tries To Get Two Steps Ahead As Trump Turns Attention To Price Gouging

KHN Morning Briefing

The drug industry has been trying to gain control of the story — such as pledging to limit price increases — so that it can protect itself from attacks that might come from the incoming president. Meanwhile, some Republicans champion importing drugs to help cut down on costs and, following the EpiPen controversy, a watchdog agency reviews others in the drug rebate program.

Which Drugs Hit Taxpayers’ Wallets The Hardest?

KHN Morning Briefing

CMS releases the list of drugs that contributed to higher Medicare spending in 2015. Meanwhile, payers predict drug prices will continue to rise between 3 and 6 percent over the next three years.