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Medicaid work requirements violate program's intent, scholars say

Medicaid work requirements violate program's intent, scholars say

By Susannah Luthi  |  April 09, 2018

Public health scholars are joining the fray to block Medicaid work requirements before they take effect in three red expansion states, claiming the coverage rollback undermines the program's mission and will hurt state health systems.

Bill would give Virginia nurse practitioners more autonomy

Bill would give Virginia nurse practitioners more autonomy

By Associated Press  |  April 03, 2018

A measure passed by Virginia's General Assembly would allow most types of nurse practitioners with five years of full-time clinical experience to earn approval to practice without maintaining a contract with a physician who oversees them.

HHS seeks another delay for 340B changes

HHS seeks another delay for 340B changes

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 28, 2018

HHS has asked the White House's permission to delay a rule that would set new ceiling prices in the 340B drug discount program. If the request is approved, it will be the fifth time the regulation has been postponed.

Week ahead: Comments due on HHS' new religious-freedom rule

Week ahead: Comments due on HHS' new religious-freedom rule

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 24, 2018

Public comments end this week for HHS' controversial draft rule that would require Medicare and Medicaid providers to create standards and procedures to protect their employees' religious and moral beliefs.

CMS cites University of Maryland hospital for EMTALA violations

By Harris Meyer  |  March 20, 2018

The CMS says the University of Maryland Medical Center violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act with its handling of a mentally ill patient who was found in just a gown and socks outside the center's midtown Baltimore campus on a freezing January night.

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