Posts Tagged: CMS

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Texas has policy measures to protect against surprise billing. Forbes, November 2, 2018.  The state is creating measures to protect patients from getting unexpected bills from out-of-network providers. 2) Fraud charges filed in investigation of… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Trump administration squares off with drug makers over plan. The Associated Press, October 26, 2018.  Trump is pushing a plan to lower drug prices, putting his administration at odds with pharmaceutical companies. 2) Government warns… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Trump administration set to expand religious exemptions to birth control coverage. The Washington Post, October 19, 2018.  The Trump administration is looking to reverse the ACA rule requiring employers to cover birth control 2) Hackers breach… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads. The Washington Post, October 15, 2018.  In an effort to reduce drug spending a proposed Trump administration rule would require drug companies to disclose… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump. The Washington Post, October 3, 2018.  The Senate passed the final version of an opioid bill last week. 2) CMS Says Revisions Will Bring Healthcare… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million in U.S. civil fraud settlement. Reuters, October 1, 2018.  One of the largest drug wholesalers, AmerisourceBergen, to resolve fraud charges over the sale of syringes, double billing and kick backs… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Virginia looks to add Medicaid work requirements, premiums. Modern Healthcare, September 24, 2018.  Medicaid premiums would be based on income. 2) As More Cities Push for Paid Sick Leave, States Push Back. PEW, September 24, 2018.… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) HHS To Collaborate With Investors, Startups To Accelerate Health Care Innovation.  Modern Healthcare, September 19, 2018.  HHS is looking for investors on strategies to increase innovation and research in healthcare. 2) Bipartisan senators unveil proposal… Read the rest »