January 10, 2019
New Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday laid out his priorities regarding prescription drug prices and released draft legislation that would allow U.S. residents to import drugs from Canada.
January 8, 2019
A new study suggests Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program led to a modest reduction in spending on hip and knee replacement surgeries over a two-year period.
January 3, 2019
CMS in an advance notice details how the agency in 2020 plans to change the way it calculates risk scores used to determine payments for Medicare Advantage plans.
While the reduction in Medicare readmissions under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) initially might have "seemed like the win-win that policymakers had" sought, "a deeper look at [HRRP] reveals a few troubling trends," a group of cardiologists and health policy researchers write in a New York Times opinion piece.
When Kim S. had breast reconstruction after a double mastectomy, her insurance fully covered the procedure, including the $7,000 combined price for two Mentor MemoryGel implants, but patients undergoing a cosmetic augmentation procedure often can expect to pay far less for the implants.
January 2, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she is getting ready to run for president in 2020, and health care is expected to be a key part of her presidential campaign.
CMS has finalized a rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program and accelerate the pathway for accountable care organizations to transition to two-sided risk models.
A federal district court judge last week ruled HHS unlawfully cut Medicare Part B reimbursements for drugs purchased via Medicare's 340B program, siding with the American Hospital Association and other hospital groups.
December 14, 2018
December 13, 2018
Hawaii is the healthiest U.S. state, according to the United Health Foundation's latest rankings, which considers 38 measures related to clinical care, policies, health outcomes, and more.
Advisory Board. All rights reserved.