March 28, 2019
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky—a decision that some legal experts say could eventually wind up before the Supreme Court.
CMS on Tuesday proposed a set of policies that would make it easier for providers to meet surgical volume requirements to launch a transcatheter aortic valve replacement program and receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for the procedure.
A growing number of primary care doctors are replacing in-person specialist consults with electronic consultations—a practice that can "free up capacity in crowded health systems" and reduce wait times for other patients, according to health economist Austin Frakt.
March 27, 2019
The number of U.S. residents who signed up for health plans through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges decreased from 11.8 million for the 2018 coverage year to 11.4 million for the 2019 coverage year, according to a CMS fact sheet released Monday.
March 26, 2019
The Department of Justice in a legal filing Monday said a federal appeals court should strike down the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, changing its previous position that the court should only strike down parts of the law.
March 25, 2019
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Friday announced the state in 2021 will begin operating its own Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange so state policymakers "have the ability to further protect New Jersey from actions taken by the Trump administration to roll back the hard-fought protections afforded by the ACA."
March 22, 2019
HHS has received about 18,000 comments on its proposal to overhaul the U.S. drug rebate system—and many of the largest industry stakeholders have yet to weigh in.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
March 21, 2019
Around 11% of U.S. adults skipped medication doses in order to reduce their prescription drug costs, including just over one-third of uninsured adults, according to a data brief from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
Three advocacy groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for approving a Medicaid waiver in New Hampshire that allows the state to eliminate retroactive Medicaid coverage and impose work requirements on certain beneficiaries.
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