October 3, 2019
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.) in a letter sent Friday to Democratic lawmakers proposed to address so-called "surprise" medical bills by allowing the Trump administration and stakeholder groups to form a committee to recommend regulations for out-of-network bills.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday announced that it will allow the United Parcel Service to expand its drone medical supply delivery project in North Carolina.
The Drug Enforcement Administration did not do enough to regulate the U.S. opioid supply over the past 20 years, even as the country's opioid epidemic worsened, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General.
To navigate an increasingly complex and at times overwhelming health care system, patients are turning to hospital ombudsmen and private patient advocates to navigate their care.
October 2, 2019
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that it has reached an agreement with two Ohio counties to settle claims, with no admission of liability, that the drugmaker contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic.
CMS this week invited states to participate in a demonstration project that will allow them to implement wellness programs that require patients to meet specific health outcomes to receive rewards in their individual health insurance markets.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a blog post published Monday in Health Affairs announced that accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $739.4 million in net savings in 2018.
For years, Ed Garner has been the only practicing physician for 11,000 square miles of Van Horn, Texas, where he sees patients day and night at the only hospital for more than 100 miles in either direction.
The Trump administration has reallocated federal funding totaling $34 million that became available when Planned Parenthood and other providers exited the Title X program because of new restrictions regarding abortion.
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