September 5, 2019
A study recently published in BMJ reinforces concerns that hospitals are treating Medicare patients in emergency departments and observation areas instead of admitting them to the hospital to avoid readmissions penalties.
Health care providers increasingly are becoming social media influencers—people who promote products in their pictures to their followers—but some critics worry the practice blurs the line between harmless social media and medically unethical practices.
CMS on Friday announced it has awarded $10 million in grants to 34 Affordable Care Act navigators for the 2020 and 2021 open enrollment periods.
September 4, 2019
CDC and FDA on Friday warned e-cigarette users against using vaping ingredients purchased from unauthorized vendors and modifying vaping products, citing an increase in cases of a mysterious lung illness tied to e-cigarette use and vaping.
CMS has launched a redesigned Medicare Plan Finder that aims to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their coverage options.
FDA in a safety statement released Thursday advised health care facilities and manufacturers to transition to duodenoscopes with disposable endcap components to help reduce the spread of infection between patients.
CMS on Thursday rejected Idaho's request to expand the state's Medicaid program, but allow individuals who are eligible for the expanded program to remain enrolled in Affordable Care Act exchange plans.
September 3, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services earlier this month quietly eliminated a policy that allowed undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation while they or their family members are receiving life-saving medical care—though the agency yesterday said it is reviewing whether to continue "a very limited" version of the policy.
Veterans Affairs (VA) last week announced that federal officials are investigating a string of suspicious patient deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in West Virginia, including two homicides.
Rising prices for multiple sclerosis drugs drove a more than sevenfold increase in out-of-pocket costs for Medicare Part D beneficiaries over a decade, according to a study published last week in JAMA Neurology.
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