President Donald Trump on Friday is expected to suggest using trade negotiations to convince foreign countries to increase what they pay for prescription drugs made in the U.S., according to sources.
The CMS wants to delay a series of cuts that this year would have hit providers of durable medical equipment in rural areas.
Clover Health, a Medicare Advantage insurer that uses data analytics to care for its members, will provide in-home primary care and genetic testing to its sickest senior patients.
At the urging of patient advocates, the CMS will tweak its Medicare plan finder tool to make it easier for consumers to find the best coverage options. The announcement follows a report slamming parts of the navigation process.
The Senate’s two top GOP proponents for individual market exchange stabilization measures are in talks with CMS Administrator Seema Verma about making 1332 state innovation waivers easier to obtain.
Hospitals with significant market power can dictate how much they will get paid—about 12.5% higher prices for monopoly hospitals than those in a market with four or more competitors—and the form of their contracts with insurers.
Nearly half of doctors reported that their patients would benefit from food assistance, affordable housing and transportation to appointments. Yet well over 50% of doctors didn’t think they or insurers have a role in providing that help.
Many African-American women will never celebrate Mother’s Day, as they are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes than white women. Their chances of surviving pregnancy are the same as if they lived in…
Some providers believe HHS Secretary Alex Azar will ease provider self-referral restrictions that they say inhibit physicians and hospitals from building accountable care organizations.
The complexity of health insurance coverage rules, along with market trends that leave consumers open to more out-of-pocket costs, lead to mounting medical debt for consumers.