December 7, 2018
CMS actuaries say U.S. health care spending increased by 3.9% to $3.5 trillion in 2017, down from a growth rate of 4.3% in 2016.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
December 6, 2018
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the incoming leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, released a draft bill that would provide HHS with the authority to penalize drugmakers participating in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for misclassifying their products.
December 4, 2018
As early as April 2019, New Hampshire will require certain beneficiaries enrolled in the state's Medicaid expansion to work or participate in other activities for at least 100 hours a month to qualify for coverage.
November 30, 2018
A new report from Georgetown University shows the number of U.S. children without health insurance increased in 2017 for the first time since 2008.
November 21, 2018
CMS says Kentucky can begin implementing its proposed Medicaid work requirements in April 2019.
A report from the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found the price of EVZIO, a drug designed to reverse an opioid drug-related overdose, increased from $575 per unit in 2014 to $4,100 per unit in 2017.
November 20, 2018
CMS says the 2018 Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) improper payment rate decreased from 9.51% in fiscal year (FY) 2017 to 8.12% in FY 2018, marking the second consecutive year the agency's improper Medicare FFS payment rate is less than 10%.
November 19, 2018
CDC says about 28.5 million U.S. residents—or 8.8% of population—were uninsured during the first six months of 2018, marking no "significant change" from the previous year.
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