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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.

Why 23andMe might not detect your risk of breast cancer

April 19, 2019


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.

In the states: CDC ties multi-state E. coli outbreak to ground beef, Ohio gov. signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law, and more

April 19, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

TIME names 2019's 'Most Influential.' See the 10 people who made waves in health care.

April 18, 2019


TIME on Tuesday released its annual "100 Most Influential People" list, which this year includes 10 individuals who have made major contributions to health care.

FDA has approved a new weight-loss device. Here's how it works.

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.

How Yale scientists were able to restore pig brains' cellular activity hours after death

April 18, 2019


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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