November 16, 2018
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
November 15, 2018
Hospitals in North Carolina are pushing back against a plan to tie what the state pays for workers' health care to Medicare's reimbursement rate—a move that hospitals say could jeopardize access to care.
November 12, 2018
Prescription drug costs, the Affordable Care Act, and "Medicare-for-All" are among the key policy issues leaders of the 116th Congress likely will address.
November 9, 2018
Ninety-three percent of clinicians eligible for MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System received a bonus payment for the 2017 performance year, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in a blog post.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar says CMS' Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation plans to test a mandatory Medicare payment model for radiation oncology and new versions of two previously canceled payment models for cardiac care.
November 7, 2018
In Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans expanded their Senate majority but lost control of the House—likely meaning the GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is dead, and giving Democrats new leverage to scrutinize President Trump's health policy choices.
November 5, 2018
Several health care industry groups are pushing back on CMS' plan to implement site-neutral payments in its 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, and the American Hospital Association and its member hospitals are planning to challenge the change in court.
CMS is seeking to recoup an estimated $1 billion from Medicare Advantage insurers by 2020 through audits proposed in a rule the agency released late last month.
HHS under a recent federal court ruling must meet several milestones to clear the backlog of Medicare claims appeals by the end of fiscal year 2022.
November 2, 2018
CMS' Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule includes changes to evaluation and management visit payments, an initial 3% reduction in Medicare Part B payments for new drugs, new codes to expand providers' telehealth billing options, and more.
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