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CMS wants to know: How can it reduce clinicians' administrative burdens?

June 11, 2019


CMS on Thursday issued a request for information seeking new recommendations on how the agency can continue to help reduce administrative burdens on providers and lower health care costs.

California poised to expand Medicaid to 90,000 undocumented adults

June 10, 2019


California lawmakers on Sunday reached an agreement on a state budget bill that would make the state the first to provide full health insurance benefits to certain undocumented adults.

Is there a looming palliative and home health care crisis?

June 6, 2019


Research suggests that the United States could soon face crises related to palliative and long-term home health care, as a palliative care provider shortage continues to mount and U.S. residents struggle to cover home health care costs.

Did Medicaid expansion cut racial disparities in cancer care?

June 4, 2019


The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion nearly eliminated a key disparity in cancer care access for white and black U.S. patients, according to a study unveiled Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

Utah unveils proposal to implement per-capita caps in Medicaid

June 4, 2019


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) on Friday unveiled a proposal to establish per-person spending caps and seek enhanced federal funding for the state's partial Medicaid expansion.

Weekly Line: Why this expert thinks CMS' new value-based payment models are 'top of the list'

May 31, 2019


CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) last month unveiled the CMS Primary Cares initiative, the agency's latest effort to shift the U.S. health system toward paying for quality rather than quantity.

CMS finalizes long-awaited changes to program that aims to keep frail, elderly out of nursing homes

May 30, 2019


CMS on Tuesday released a long-awaited final rule updating the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, which offers comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, elderly individuals who qualify for nursing home care but are still able to safely live in their communities.

HHS proposal would rescind Obama-era protections for transgender individuals

May 28, 2019


HHS on Friday issued a proposed rule that would roll back a regulation issued under former President Barack Obama's administration that prohibits health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against transgender individuals.

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