Healthcare leaders worry Supreme Court case on union fees could hurt workplace harmony and quality of care
While some leaders of public health systems might welcome an anti-union decision by the Supreme Court weakening unions financially, others fear that would hurt public health efforts.
Health benefit managers have called on the CMS to continue a little-known Affordable Care Act provision that allows employers to offer limited, supplemental coverage for individual market plans.
The HHS walked back the request to fund the Affordable Care Act's risk-corridor program after health insurers suing for those payments said the budget item strengthened their cases.
In comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, trade groups and vendors asked the ONC for details about patient matching, data sharing and other topics related to interoperability.
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.
The test doesn't detect concussions and the approval won't immediately change how patients with suspected concussions are treated. But it allows Banyan Biomarkers to commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the race to find a way to diagnose concussions.
Missouri's safety-net hospitals won to the tune of tens of millions of dollars when a U.S. District Court invalidated the CMS' attempt to claw back a portion of already-allocated DSH payments.
The lower reimbursements are a challenge in rural communities with high Medicare Advantage penetration.
The Bipartisan Budget Act, passed early Friday following a short-lived government shutdown, includes Congress' most significant healthcare legislation since the 21st Century Cures Act.
The most recent budget legislation included a provision that expands Medicare reimbursement of telemedicine, which industry groups and providers say will push adoption.
A provision in the funding bill Congress just passed means meaningful-use requirements no longer have to become stricter over time.