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HHS wins delay in Medicare backlog case

HHS wins delay in Medicare backlog case

A federal judge has granted HHS more time to respond to a series of ideas filed by the American Hospital Association to reduce the backlog of denied Medicare claims. The provider trade group had attempted to fight the extension in court.

Appeals court rejects hospitals' challenge to 340B cuts

Appeals court rejects hospitals' challenge to 340B cuts

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.

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

The FDA is evaluating ways to make sure patients don't take an inappropriate over-the-counter drug. That could include adding information to the packaging label and offering online questionnaires to help people decide if a drug is right for them.

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