July 12, 2019
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
July 11, 2019
The Trump administration has withdrawn its proposed rule to prohibit drugmakers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefit managers under federal health programs, a White House spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.
President Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order that calls on HHS to overhaul the kidney care and donation allocation process, and HHS shortly after unveiled new payment models for Medicare providers who manage patients with kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.
Health inspectors from 2012 through 2016 cited nearly 90% of hospices for at least one deficiency—and about 20% of hospices had deficiencies serious enough to put patients in danger, according to a pair of reports released Tuesday by the HHS' Office of the Inspector General.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday signed into law a state budget bill that will make California the first state in the country to open Medicaid eligibility in full to undocumented immigrants up through age 25.
After pushing back against popular hospital ratings systems for years, Rush University Medical Center last month released its own composite ranking for 70 U.S. hospitals.
Cleveland Clinic doctors have delivered the first baby born in the United States to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, the medical center announced Tuesday.
Doctors are not much better than patients when it comes to receiving recommended high-value care and foregoing unwarranted low-value services, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
July 10, 2019
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, and appeared likely to strike down the law's individual mandate.
Tom Steyer, a billionaire and environmentalist, on Tuesday announced that he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and has said his campaign will call for achieving universal health coverage in the United States.
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