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Medicare appeals backlog plummets more than 30% since 2017

Medicare appeals backlog plummets more than 30% since 2017

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 06, 2018

HHS revealed it has made progress reducing its Medicare appeals backlog and won't need to pursue the AHA's suggestions to expedite pending cases. But the agency conceded it won't be able to meet a federal judge's requirement to eliminate the backlog by the end of 2020.

Four cities sue Trump administration over ACA rollback

Four cities sue Trump administration over ACA rollback

By Susannah Luthi  |  August 02, 2018

Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus and Cincinnati sued the Trump administration over its regulatory dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, claiming that federal actions are already overtaxing their health departments.

Appeals court rejects hospitals' challenge to 340B cuts

Appeals court rejects hospitals' challenge to 340B cuts

By Susannah Luthi  |  July 17, 2018

The three-judge panel sided with the federal government and rejected the American Hospital Association's attempt to stop Medicare Part B payment cuts to 340B hospitals. The hospitals vowed to continue fighting the cuts.

Anthem ED policy draws lawsuit from docs

Anthem ED policy draws lawsuit from docs

By Shelby Livingston  |  July 17, 2018

The American College of Emergency Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia sued Anthem's Georgia subsidiary in a bid to force the insurer to end its controversial emergency department policy.

Planned Parenthood loses bid to stall Title X funding changes

Planned Parenthood loses bid to stall Title X funding changes

By Susannah Luthi  |  July 17, 2018

A federal district judge rejected Planned Parenthood and the ACLU's bid to freeze the Trump administration's new funding criteria for the Title X family planning program, leaving the existing network of grantees in limbo.

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