February 12, 2019
HHS on Monday proposed two new rules that aim to give patients greater access to their electronic health information—and call out health care providers who impede health data sharing.
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 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 16, 2018
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
October 17, 2018
Mary Mayhew, the former commissioner of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, is CMS' new deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP.
September 24, 2018
The Trump administration's proposed rule would expand criteria to determine entry and residency status for legal immigrants to include a wider range of public benefits, such as Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—a move some hospital and provider groups say could increase uncompensated care costs.
June 26, 2018
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) in its annual report calls on Congress to introduce changes that would reduce spending in the Medicaid drug rebate program, including a change in the calculation of the average manufacturer price of drugs.
June 22, 2018
Rules that would allow the Senate to pass President Trump's rescissions measure by a simple majority vote are scheduled to expire today, meaning Wednesday's failed attempt to bring up the bill might mean the Senate will not have time to consider the measure.
June 11, 2018
The bill—which would eliminate nearly $15 billion in unused federal funding, including $7 billion in unused CHIP funds—now heads to the Senate, where it is unclear if it has enough support to pass.
June 5, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says, "The scorecard will be used to track and display progress being made throughout and across the Medicaid and CHIP programs, so others can learn from the successes of high-performing states."
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