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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.

CMS proposes FY 2020 payment increases for inpatient rehab, psych facilities

April 19, 2019


CMS this week released proposed rules that would increase payments for inpatient rehab facilities and inpatient psychiatric facilities by 2.3%, or $195 million, and 1.7%, or $75 million, respectively, for fiscal year 2020.

Trump admin will no longer defend transgender health protections in court

April 19, 2019


The Trump administration will no longer defend in court a rule issued under former President Barack Obama's administration that prohibits health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against transgender individuals—but the Trump administration is expected to release an updated rule by the end of this month.

Why 23andMe might not detect your risk of breast cancer

April 19, 2019


A study of 100,000 people released earlier this month shows 23andMe's genetic test would have missed identifying the increased breast cancer risk of nearly 90% of women who carry a BRCA mutation, which increases their likelihood of cancer.

In the states: CDC ties multi-state E. coli outbreak to ground beef, Ohio gov. signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law, and more

April 19, 2019


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

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.

Scott Kelly spent a year in space. Here are 3 ways his body changed.

April 18, 2019


When astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a 340-day space expedition in 2016, researchers found that his body underwent some expected and unexpected changes, according to the NASA Twins Study published last week.

Do workplace wellness programs actually lower costs? No, according to a new study.

April 18, 2019


Participating in a workplace wellness program encourages employees to exercise and manage their weight, but does not result in better health outcomes or lower health care spending, according to a study published Tuesday.

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