The Trump administration's first mandatory CMS pay model is projected to save taxpayers and patients $17.2 billion over five years by shifting Medicare Part B drugs to price levels more closely aligned with what other countries pay.
While the CMS approved North Carolina's Medicaid waiver to transition to managed care and offer federal funding to address social determinants of health, it rejected a proposal to use federal funds to pay doctors' debt.
President Donald Trump pledged to put an "extremely big dent" in the scourge of drug addiction in America as he signed legislation intended to help tackle the opioid crisis, the deadliest epidemic of overdoses in the country's history.
The CMS hopes to reduce the number of babies born addicted to opioids by launching a new model to treat their mothers.
Medicaid enrollment is dropping as Americans find more job opportunities and higher pay, according to a new report.
The CMS and drug companies have different ideas on what kind of price information consumers should have and how they should access it.
Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.
Despite congressional GOP candidates' promises, health policy analysts doubt whether victorious Republicans would move to replace those ACA protections with equally strong measures to cover people with health conditions as part of repeal legislation.
For states that haven't expanded Medicaid, the push to do so isn't just about leaving money on the table. It's also about no longer subsidizing other states without benefit, according to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia.
Echoing industry concerns over "Medicare for all," providers warn that Medicaid buy-in proposals may drive more cost-shifting in the healthcare system.
In a speech to insurers, CMS Administrator Seema Verma claimed patients would struggle to find a doctor if the U.S. implements "Medicare for all."
Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.