November 27, 2018
The scientific community is reeling following a Chinese researcher's claim that he used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to create the world's first genetically modified human babies.
Earlier this year, the Trump administration asked for recommendations on ways to ease anti-kickback laws that limits where physicians can refer Medicare beneficiaries. Providers and lobbying groups responded in force—but some legal experts say any move to ease existing laws could increase fraud and abuse.
November 19, 2018
The Department of Justice says it has reached a proposed settlement with Atrium Health that would prohibit the health system from using anticompetitive clauses in its contracts with insurers.
November 16, 2018
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
November 15, 2018
It has been more than two months since the Trump administration's expanded association health plans hit the market—and coverage, at least in Nebraska, is more comprehensive than state officials and industry analysts initially feared.
November 13, 2018
An Oklahoma jury has decided that Aetna acted recklessly when it declined to cover proton beam therapy for a now-deceased enrollee with a rare cancer, but Aetna says it is considering appealing the verdict.
November 9, 2018
November 8, 2018
The Trump administration's final rules will allow more employers to qualify for exemptions from the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) contraceptive coverage rules on moral or religious grounds, drawing sharply mixed reactions from stakeholders.
A full panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied a request from four health insurers to rehear their cases claiming the federal government owes millions of dollars in risk corridors payments, and at least two of the insurers intend to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
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.
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