November 25, 2019
Hundreds of hospitals last week filed lawsuits claiming HHS illegally reduced their Medicare reimbursements.
Most infants and nearly all toddlers consume added sugars each day, according to a study recently published in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite expert recommendations that neither toddlers nor infants consume added sugars.
November 22, 2019
President Trump late Thursday signed into law a stopgap bill that averts a government shutdown by funding the federal government, including various health programs, through Dec. 20 and delays $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments.
In the United States, commercially insured patients are struggling to find in-network mental health providers, forcing many to seek out-of-network care at rates above those for other conditions—despite the federal mental health parity law, according to a report published by Milliman on Wednesday.
Tennessee this week formally submitted to CMS a controversial Medicaid waiver proposal to convert the state's Medicaid financing structure from an open-ended federal funding system into a block-grant system—a proposal that is widely supported by conservatives but is likely to face legal challenges if approved.
In an emergency department, a gushing nosebleed like the one Jay Wellons, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, encountered midflight would be treated with special glue and a microcatheter, but writing for the New York Times, Wellons describes how he and a nurse practitioner managed to "essentially" stop the midflight hemorrhaging with over-the-counter nasal spray and two tampons.
Members of a CMS advisory panel are worried that potential long-term changes to CMS' star-ratings methodology for hospitals would not actually help consumers make informed decisions about where to go for care.
Johnson & Johnson's Jansen pharmaceutical subsidiary will launch the company's first-ever solely digital trial to test a potential new use for its diabetes drug Invokana, the company announced last weekend at the American Heart Association conference.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
November 21, 2019
Stephen Hahn, President Trump's nominee for FDA commissioner, on Wednesday faced questions from lawmakers on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee regarding drug shortages and prices, e-cigarette use, and more.
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