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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A study of 100,000 people released earlier this month shows 23andMe's genetic test would have missed identifying the increased breast cancer risk of nearly 90% of women who carry a BRCA mutation, which increases their likelihood of cancer.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
April 18, 2019
FDA in a rare move recently approved a new prescription weight-loss device that allows users to feel satiated without altering the bloodstream or targeting the brain.
Scientists at Yale University on Wednesday published findings in Nature showing that they were able to restore cellular activity in the brains of slaughtered pigs 10 hours after the pigs died, raising new ethical questions about the definition of brain death.
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