May 15, 2019
The highest-ranking Democrat and Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday released a draft bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills by setting a benchmark payment rate for out-of-network services—a proposal health care providers have said they oppose.
May 13, 2019
Employer-sponsored private health plans in 2017 paid more than double the amount Medicare paid for identical health care services, according to a report from RAND released Thursday.
Hospital staff must do a bit of sleuthing when unidentified patients arrive at the emergency department, all while providing care without the patients' medical histories.
May 10, 2019
Individual market insurers in 2018 had their best year since 2011, and they are projected to have to pay back a record-setting $800 million in rebates to enrollees, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis published Tuesday.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
May 9, 2019
Employed physicians outnumbered self-employed physicians in the United States for the first time in 2018, according to an updated American Medical Association study released Monday.
A federal judge on Monday ordered HHS to come up with a remedial measure that would address hospital payment cuts under Medicare's 340B drug discount program for 2018 and 2019, which the judge previously ruled were unlawful.
May 8, 2019
CMS could be overpaying Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by billions of dollars because of how it calculates MA payment rates, according to Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Tuesday.
May 7, 2019
CMS on Thursday finalized a rule that intends to stop states from diverting Medicaid payments to third parties, with certain exceptions.
May 6, 2019
Tennessee's Legislature on Thursday approved a bill that directs state officials to ask the federal government to distribute the state's federal Medicaid funding in the form of a block grant, and in exchange give the state additional flexibility over how it administers its Medicaid program.
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