August 16, 2019
CMS on Thursday announced it will require state and federal exchange websites to display quality star ratings for Affordable Care Act exchange plans, starting with the 2020 open enrollment period.
Thirteen states and two California counties this week filed lawsuits against the Trump administration's final rule that will allow federal officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits when reviewing their residency applications.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court's ruling and reinstated a 2017 rule that changed how CMS calculates Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments to ensure providers are not doubly compensated for care costs covered by third-party insurers.
August 15, 2019
A survey by the National Business Group on Health of 147 large employers that cover more than 15.6 million people revealed that employers are sharply divided on so-called “Medicare-for-All” proposals—and are planning to implement their own ideas to lower health care costs.
To meet U.S. residents' growing yet skeptical interest in medical tourism, a Denver-based for-profit organization is arranging for U.S. doctors to leave the states for quick trips to perform operations on U.S. patients—who might even get paid by their employers for having the procedure abroad.
August 14, 2019
About 10.6 million U.S. residents enrolled in Affordable Care Act exchange plans by March 15 of this year, representing a less than 1% decrease when compared with enrollment numbers as of March 15, 2018, according to CMS data released Monday.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday issued a draft recommendation that providers screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, marking the first time the task force has proposed such a recommendation.
The number of U.S. patients who were billed for out-of-network care received at in-network hospitals rose between 2010 and 2016—and the costs of those bills increased, as well—according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
August 13, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security on Monday finalized a rule that will allow federal officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits when reviewing their residency applications—a move health care leaders have said could affect immigrants' health.
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