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HHS seeks to improve rural health with $20M in grants to develop residency programs

July 22, 2019


HHS on Thursday announced that it has awarded a total of $20 million in grants over three years to help increase the physician workforce in rural areas by developing new rural residency programs.

CMS penalties aren't lowering hospital-acquired conditions, study suggests

July 22, 2019


Penalties levied under CMS' Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program are not leading to lower rates of HACs at penalized hospitals when compared with non-penalized hospitals, according to a study recently published in The BMJ.

Fewer ACOS joined MSSP in 2019—but more are taking on risk, data show

July 19, 2019


Fewer accountable care organizations (ACOs) joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2019 than in 2018—but more ACOs are taking on financial risk than in previous years, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in a Health Affairs blog published Wednesday.

House approves bill to repeal ACA's 'Cadillac tax'

July 18, 2019


The House on Wednesday voted 419-6 to approve a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act's so-called "Cadillac tax," which is set to take effect in 2022.

Unsubsidized premiums rose to record highs in 2019. See the increases, charted.

July 18, 2019


The average monthly health insurance premium for a family of four who did not qualify for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act hit a record high of $1,403 in 2019, according to a new report from the private online health insurance marketplace eHealth.

Sanders to propose $20B fund aimed at stemming hospital closures

July 18, 2019


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Monday announced that he plans to introduce legislation to establish a federal fund to help local governments buy for-profit hospitals at risk of closing.

Senate's 'surprise billing' legislation would save $7.6B over 10 years, CBO predicts

July 18, 2019


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's legislative package to address out-of-network "surprise" medical bills would reduce average national provider payment rates by as much as 20%—with much of the effect due to a reduction in in-network payment rates, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday.

As CMS tries to expand ACA waivers, Democrats look to scale them back

July 18, 2019


CMS on Monday released new resources for states seeking certain Affordable Care Act waivers, but Democrats have vowed to introduce legislation to roll back the Trump administration's criteria for the waivers after the Government Accountability Office determined Congress has the authority to overturn the guidance.

MACRA's Advanced APM track attracted more clinicians in 2018, CMS says

July 17, 2019


The number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Advanced Alternative Payment Model track increased from 2017 to 2018, while the number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System decreased, according to preliminary data CMS released Thursday.

Trump admin begins enforcing Title X family planning rule

July 17, 2019


The Trump administration on Monday announced that it will immediately start enforcing a final rule that bars health care providers and clinics that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.

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