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Congress to pass children's health home legislation by year-end

Congress to pass children's health home legislation by year-end

Congress is considering a revised bill to establish provider-coordinated health homes for chronically ill children during its lame duck session. The U.S. House of Representatives has cut the amount of federal Medicaid money that would fund the homes.

Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

An Oregon proposal to expand alternative treatments for certain chronic pain conditions while limiting the use of opioids has moved forward with minimal changes, despite outcries from chronic pain patients and criticism from pain experts.

Health homes for chronically ill kids spark lame-duck battle

Health homes for chronically ill kids spark lame-duck battle

Children's hospitals want Congress to set up a provider-coordinated health home model for kids with complex conditions, setting up a turf battle with Medicaid insurers. But as the deadline tightens, a wide array of skeptics aren't sure it's worth the fight.

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