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How Wyoming wants to rein in air ambulance bills

August 26, 2019


Wyoming is preparing a Medicaid waiver request to expand Medicaid coverage for air ambulance rides to all state residents.

HHS proposes changes to privacy rules aimed at combating substance use disorders

August 23, 2019


HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on Thursday released a proposed rule intended to make it easier for providers to share the medical records of patients being treated for substance use disorders.

Alaska governor cuts Medicaid funding (again)

August 22, 2019


Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) on Monday vetoed $50 million in state Medicaid spending, $27 million in adult dental benefits, and more from the state Legislature's fiscal year 2020 operating budget, which hospitals in the state say will significantly cut Medicaid payments.

A mysterious lung illness leads to new concerns about vaping

August 20, 2019


CDC on Friday announced federal and state health officials are investigating nearly 100 cases of a severe lung illness believed to be linked to e-cigarette use and vaping.

Four more states sue over Trump admin's 'public charge' rule

August 19, 2019


Four more states and Washington, D.C., on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's final rule that will allow federal officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits when reviewing their residency applications.

ACA exchange plans will soon feature quality star ratings

August 16, 2019


CMS on Thursday announced it will require state and federal exchange websites to display quality star ratings for Affordable Care Act exchange plans, starting with the 2020 open enrollment period.

13 states take Trump admin to court over ‘public charge’ rule

August 16, 2019


Thirteen states and two California counties this week filed lawsuits against the Trump administration's final rule that will allow federal officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits when reviewing their residency applications.

In the states: AMA leaves group that opposes 'Medicare for All,' shots fired at an Illinois VA hospital, and more

August 16, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

What's the secret to being 110 years old? Bad record-keeping, paper finds.

August 13, 2019


According to a working paper, bad record-keeping might be the secret to why certain areas of the world seem to have such large concentrations of people who live past 110 years old.

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