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How CMS is changing the exchange market for the 2020 coverage year

April 19, 2019


CMS on Thursday released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2020 coverage year, which sets rules for health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.

TIME names 2019's 'Most Influential.' See the 10 people who made waves in health care.

April 18, 2019


TIME on Tuesday released its annual "100 Most Influential People" list, which this year includes 10 individuals who have made major contributions to health care.

FDA has approved a new weight-loss device. Here's how it works.

April 18, 2019


FDA in a rare move recently approved a new prescription weight-loss device that allows users to feel satiated without altering the bloodstream or targeting the brain.

DOJ charges 60 health care providers in largest-ever opioid take down

April 18, 2019


The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced federal prosecutors are charging 60 health care providers for their alleged involvement in illegally distributing millions of pain pills.

CDC: Prescribing guidelines shouldn’t be used to deny opioids to cancer patients

April 17, 2019


In response to concerns about coverage denials for opioids, CDC officials in a letter sent last month to three oncology organizations clarified that its 2016 opioid prescribing guidelines should not be used to deny opioid drugs to patients experiencing chronic pain caused by cancer or sickle-cell disease.

SCOTUS declines to hear case concerning Allergan patents transferred to Native American tribe

April 16, 2019


The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case regarding the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board's authority to determine the validity of patents Allergan transferred to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.

How MACPAC wants to change DSH payments, Medicaid drug rebates, and more

April 16, 2019


Members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission on Thursday voted to recommend Congress change statutory language governing Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments and eliminate a cap on Medicaid drug rebates.

Weekly Line: Local governments have a clever way to reduce Rx prices. (But it's not entirely legal.)

April 12, 2019


Prescription drugs' increasing price tags are top of mind for nearly everyone trying to contain health care costs.

Sanders just revised his 'Medicare-for-All' proposal. Here's what you need to know.

April 11, 2019


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday unveiled a new version of his so-called "Medicare-for-All" legislation that would expand benefits under the bill to include long-term care coverage.

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