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CMS seeks greater authority to vet Medicare Advantage networks

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 20, 2017

The CMS plans to request greater authority from the White House to ensure Medicare Advantage plans have adequate provider networks. Currently, the agency has limits on how frequently it can review plans for compliance with federal standards.

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

By Associated Press  |  July 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.

Latest Senate ACA repeal bill would lead to 22 million more uninsured

By Harris Meyer  |  July 20, 2017

There would be 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance in 2026 under the latest version of the Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the same coverage loss as under the previous version, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.

Healthcare fraud: The hot new legal practice?

By Claire Bushey  |  July 20, 2017

The Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office is creating a new unit to prosecute healthcare fraud, a move that tantalizes the city's white-collar defense lawyers with the promise of more work.

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