Mandatory continuing education for providers on prescribing and managing opioids and expanding telehealth for treating opioid addicts are among the bills House policymakers will consider this week.
Govs. John Kasich and John Hickenlooper returned to Washington to advocate for a bipartisan approach to lowering healthcare costs.
Senators work toward a deal on the VA Choice program, and the Trump administration and a Koch-financed veterans group score a win with inclusion of a key provision that would let veterans opt for private providers if VA facilities don't meet certain access standards.
The House turns to opioids as its last big healthcare push before midterm elections, but appropriators will make the funding decisions for the next few years of the epidemic.
To help steady its struggling healthcare exchange, Maryland is considering steps some other states have taken to stabilize insurance markets: revive a sort of insurance for insurers.
The Wisconsin Legislature has approved conservative Gov. Scott Walker's plan to set up an individual market reinsurance fund before a contentious election cycle. But some of the state's progressives have blasted the move as pure politics.
The administration's proposal, meant to expand access to affordable healthcare options, would allow consumers to buy short-term insurance plans that last up to 12 months, compared with a maximum of less than three months under current law.
President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar refuses to take a stance on Idaho's move to get around ACA coverage rules, setting up a potential conflict with congressional Democrats.
President Donald Trump's budget wish list included a $22 million cut to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a move that could limit the agency's ability to push health IT adoption.
The new HHS secretary told House lawmakers Wednesday that he will take a look at the Affordable Care Act's restrictions on physician-owned hospitals to promote competition among providers.
The interim director of Oklahoma's health department — one of Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's top aides — stepped down Tuesday following accusations of domestic violence. The previous head of the agency resigned amid allegations of financial mismanagement at the agency.