Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

  1. Bennet, Kaine set to introduce ‘Medicare X’ plan to expand health care. Politico,March 29, 2019.

The senators plan to introduce their proposed plan next week, creating a public option for insurance plans.

2) Congress Looks to Tackle Surprise Medical Bills. The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2019.

A push to curb surprise medical bills has support from Republicans and Democrats.

3) Trump’s group health plan rules struck down by judge. The Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2019.

A judge ruled the the policy violates the Affordable Care Act.

4) Trump Administration Approves Medicaid Work Requirements in Utah. The New York Times, March 29, 2019.

Medicaid work requirements are approved in Utah days after it gets shot down in other states.

5) CMS finalizes Medicare Advantage pay raise, ups encounter data use. Modern Healthcare, April 1, 2019.

Medicare Advantage plans are getting a pay raise and more flexibility to tailor benefits for chronically ill patients.

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