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Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Aug 04, 2020 at 07:27 pm by pj

  Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule would make permanent certain telehealth and workforce flexibilities provided during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and impro.... Read More

CMS Updates Medicare Payment Policies for Several Types of Healthcare Providers

Aug 01, 2020 at 12:27 am by pj

Three final rules will strengthen Medicare program The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing three Medicare payment rules that further advance our.... Read More

Public Health Experts Fear a Hasty FDA Signoff on Vaccine

Jul 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm by pj

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)    By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News The vaccine trial that Vice President Mike Pence kicked off in Miami on Monday gives t.... Read More

The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:53 pm by pj

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)   By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose ma.... Read More

With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers To Reshape Health Care?

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:32 pm by pj

 (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images)   By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump came into office vowing to.... Read More

HealthBent: Medicare Is Running Out of Money

Jul 23, 2020 at 02:56 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Everyone involved even tangentially in health care today is completely consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, as they should b.... Read More

Association of Independent Doctors Sends Letter to U.S. Senators Urging Passage of PRICE Transparency Act

Jul 21, 2020 at 12:07 am by pj

The Association of Independent Doctors submitted the below letter to all U.S. Senators urging them to co-sponsor the Health Care PRICE Transparency Act (S. 4106). .... Read More

Next Showdown in Congress: Protecting Workers vs. Protecting Employers in the Pandemic

Jul 14, 2020 at 01:02 pm by pj

By Christina Jewett and Melissa Bailey Congressional leaders are squaring off over the next pandemic relief bill in a debate over whom Congress should step up.... Read More

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits

Jul 14, 2020 at 12:18 pm by pj

(DigitalVision/Getty Images) By Melissa Bailey and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News James “Mike” Anderson was a hospital employee in suburban.... Read More

CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspots

Jul 10, 2020 at 08:55 pm by pj

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s targeted approach to provide additional resources to nursing homes in coronavirus disease 2.... Read More

High Court Allows Employers To Opt Out Of ACA’s Mandate On Birth Control Coverage

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:00 pm by pj

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)   By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The Supreme Court Wednesday settled — at least for now — a decade’s w.... Read More

CMS Proposes Medicare Payment Changes to Support Increased At-home Dialysis

Jul 06, 2020 at 06:00 pm by pj

Rule proposes improved process to pay for innovative dialysis equipment and support home dialysis for Medicare’s most vulnerable population   The Administrat.... Read More

Healthcare Price Transparency Act Introduced

Jun 30, 2020 at 09:59 pm by pj

Legislation codifies Trump Administration's hospital and insurance price transparency rules.   In a move to empower patients and lower health-care costs, today U.S. Sen.... Read More

Supreme Court, Rejecting Restrictive La. Law, Refuses To Roll Back Abortion Rights

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm by pj

(Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  In a decision certain to roil the fall elections, a Supreme Court with a majority of anti-ab.... Read More

U.S. Medicaid Costs Will Hit $1 Trillion by 2027

Jun 25, 2020 at 05:16 pm by pj

  As millions of Americans file for unemployment insurance and joblessness in danger of approaching 1930`s levels amid coronavirus outbreak, the skyrocketing costs of th.... Read More

As Problems Grow With Abbott’s Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:44 pm by pj

(Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)   Rachana Pradhan Kaiser Health News In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration issued a rare public warning about an Abbott Labor.... Read More

CMS Announces Membership of Independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety, Quality in Nursing Homes

Jun 20, 2020 at 06:50 pm by pj

  Today, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the MITRE Corporation has published the membership of the independent Coronavirus Commiss.... Read More

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Advance Program Reopened to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19

Jun 16, 2020 at 11:02 am by pj

   WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economi.... Read More

SBA and Treasury Announce New Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program  

Jun 15, 2020 at 10:35 am by pj

  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Pro.... Read More

Administration Encourages Reopening of Healthcare Facilities

Jun 10, 2020 at 10:59 pm by pj

  New recommendations provide guidance to health systems and patients as COVID-19 cases decline The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a g.... Read More

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