June 21, 2019
After Arkansas implemented Medicaid work requirements, thousands of adults lost their health insurance and unemployment among Medicaid-eligible adults rose, according to a study published Wednesday.
After two years of negotiations, CMS on Monday announced new voluntary options for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities to settle disputes over denied Medicare Part A claims.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
June 20, 2019
The Annie E. Casey Foundation on Monday released a report that ranks the wellbeing of children in every state. See how your state fared with American Health Line's interactive maps.
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday formally introduced a wide-ranging bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills that would establish a benchmark provider payment rate for out-of-network services, instead of the arbitration process favored by hospital industry groups.
CMS on Monday proposed a rule intended to streamline Medicare Part D's electronic prior authorization process by circumventing certain HIPAA requirements.
June 19, 2019
Lawmakers and stakeholders during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing Tuesday agreed steps must be taken to address so-called "surprise" medical bills, but they were divided over the best way to do so.
More U.S. residents are turning to faith-based health care sharing ministries that provide cost-sharing arrangements to help cover members' medical bills, but some states have taken action amid complaints that members' medical bills are not being paid.
Despite some experts' calls to divert patients away from costly academic medical centers (AMCs), research demonstrates that AMCs might produce better patients outcomes—and might not cost as much as some policymakers fear, a trio of prominent health care experts argue.
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