November 27, 2019
CMS on Monday announced that health care providers next month will be able to start applying for the direct contracting pathways under the agency's new Primary Care First alternative payment model.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
November 26, 2019
FDA in recent years has approved a record number of generic drugs to treat cancer, heart conditions, and other diseases, but many patients do not have access to the lower-cost treatments and are forced to rely on higher-cost, brand-name drugs.
Three advocacy groups on behalf of four Medicaid beneficiaries last week filed a lawsuit seeking to block Michigan from implementing Medicaid work requirements that HHS approved last year.
November 25, 2019
More public health experts and groups are calling on the Trump administration to ban flavored e-cigarettes—an intensifying push that came just days before President Trump in a meeting with industry stakeholders voiced concerns about the effect of such a ban.
Hundreds of hospitals last week filed lawsuits claiming HHS illegally reduced their Medicare reimbursements.
November 22, 2019
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.
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.
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