July 25, 2019
HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday laid out three of the Trump administration's top health care priorities heading into the 2020 election.
Allergan on Wednesday announced a global recall of the company's Biocell textured breast implants, after FDA found a link between the implants and a sharp increase in cases of and deaths involving a rare cancer.
A federal judge who earlier this year struck down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's approval of Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire, but it is unclear how the judge will rule in the latest case.
July 24, 2019
Major issues at Indian Health Service hospitals have led to unsafe conditions for patients, risky opioid prescribing practices, and information technology vulnerabilities, according to two reports released Monday by HHS' Office of Inspector General.
Google offers more accurate provider information than many health plan directories, such as health plans' Medicare Advantage directories and exchange plan directories, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
HHS and the Department of Defense under a new partnership with pharmaceutical company VenatoRx will invest up to $100 million to help develop an antibiotic that can treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the departments announced Monday.
At the state and federal levels, lawmakers are considering bills to address so-called "surprise" out-of-network medical bills, but their efforts largely ignore ground ambulances, which are one of the main sources of such bills.
July 23, 2019
For more than four years, a personal trainer who called himself "Dr. Dave" fraudulently billed major health insurers for about $25 million, collecting about $4 million in cash.
HHS on Saturday informed health care providers and state governments that the department will not penalize providers who are making efforts to comply with a final rule that bars entities that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.
July 22, 2019
A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration's expansion of short-term health plans, which are not required to comply with certain Affordable Care Act requirements.
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