Thousands of people enrolled in Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would receive notices that their coverage is ending—even though lawmakers haven't decided the program's future—under a proposal approved Monday by the Senate.
Utah has become the third state to join the Federation of State Medical Board's interstate compact for streamlining the physician-licensing process. The process goes into effect when four more states also agree.
The chairs of the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees introduced legislation late Friday filling in the details of the $200 billion-plus deal to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula.
A proposed congressional “doc fix” deal being discussed last Friday looked as if it would include a permanent repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula and a two-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program with a total cost exceeding $200 billion.
Negotiations between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a permanent “doc fix” are fueling cautious optimism even among some jaded veteran observers of past sustainable growth-rate formula skirmishes.
Aides to top House Republicans and Democrats are trying to negotiate a bipartisan compromise to permanently revamp a law that annually threatens cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, including a 21% reduction set to take effect April 1.
Proponents of implementing the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system are vowing not to be ambushed during this year's “doc fix” legislation debate in Washington.
Obamacare inspired the usual red-meat rhetoric at the Conservative Political Action Committee gathering Thursday. But the attendees also acknowledged that's no longer enough.
Congressional Republican leaders are hoping their new Obamacare repeal-and-replace proposal will convince Chief Justice John Roberts and his conservative colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court that it's safe to strike down the premium subsidies at the heart of the healthcare reform law.
A widely supported bill to let Washington State University open a medical school in Spokane hit a snag when a Seattle lawmaker asked the school to promise that it would not limit teaching on reproductive health or end-of-life care because of its partnerships with religious hospitals.
A Republican congressman is brushing off criticism from conservatives angry that he didn't vote to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to give dying patients the option to seek doctors' help ending their lives, concluding a long day of emotional testimony from more than 100 people.