The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Support for Patients and Communities Act, which will widen access to treatment to end opioid addiction.
President Donald Trump can change his policy of separating children from their undocumented migrant families, but he can never undo the damage already inflicted on thousands of innocent children.
The Trump administration's proposed federal agency reorganization is part of its effort to link popular means-tested entitlement programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to cash assistance programs.
The House passed two hospital-backed opioid bills to loosen the Medicaid funding restrictions on residential facilities for opioid addicts and to allow providers to share patient medical history that shows addiction.
A key Senate panel is eyeing a change to 340B law to let HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration add new reporting requirements for covered hospitals and clinics.
The plan, backed by a coalition of policymakers including former Sen. Rick Santorum, largely mirrors last year's failed Graham-Cassidy bill, and doesn't have a clear path to passage in Congress.
Q&A with CEO Suzanne Richards on KPC Healthcare's financial turnaround, support for behavioral health
KPC Healthcare CEO Suzanne Richards is responsible for a turnaround at her seven-hospital Southern California system, which has taken on increased care for its homeless and behavioral health patient population.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates this year took big steps toward addressing gun violence and the opioid epidemic. But other issues, such as sexual misconduct by doctors, made less progress.
Not-for-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates scored billions of dollars in tax savings from the Trump administration's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which lowered the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% and eliminated the alternative minimum tax.
The outcome of a lawsuit challenging Kentucky's plan to establish a work requirement and other conditions on its Medicaid population could affect the fate of similar waivers approved by the CMS in Arkansas, Indiana and New Hampshire.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar slammed the idea of Medicare being allowed to negotiate drug prices, telling senators the idea could backfire and force the agency to pay even higher prices.
The White House urged HHS to hold off on finalizing a rule outlining when providers can refuse care because of conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs, saying the agency has not done enough to estimate the industry impact.