• How CMS is changing the exchange market for the 2020 coverage year

    April 19, 2019

    CMS on Thursday released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2020 coverage year, which sets rules for health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.

  • McConnell wants to raise national minimum tobacco purchasing age to 21

    April 19, 2019

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday said he will introduce a bill to increase the minimum age at which U.S. residents can purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21 to help combat teen use of e-cigarettes and improve public health.

  • CMS proposes FY 2020 payment increases for inpatient rehab, psych facilities

    April 19, 2019

    CMS this week released proposed rules that would increase payments for inpatient rehab facilities and inpatient psychiatric facilities by 2.3%, or $195 million, and 1.7%, or $75 million, respectively, for fiscal year 2020.

  • Trump admin will no longer defend transgender health protections in court

    April 19, 2019

    The Trump administration will no longer defend in court a rule issued under former President Barack Obama's administration that prohibits health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against transgender individuals—but the Trump administration is expected to release an updated rule by the end of this month.

  • 5 common psychology myths (and why they might not be true)

    April 19, 2019

    Psychology's philosophies and terms increasingly are being used by laypeople, but there are a number of psychological myths that persist among the general public, Stephen Ilardi, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, writes in Washington Post perspective piece.

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