A provision of this massive legislation would provide funding to help agricultural groups set up association health plans — a longtime GOP-favored mechanism to reduce health insurance costs for small groups.
In most transactions, consumers can decide whether price and value are aligned. There’s competition, a free flow of information regarding the product, and transparency regarding pricing. Not so with prescription drugs.
Federal authorities have granted New Hampshire approval to impose work requirements for certain adult Medicaid recipients.
The White House plans to send a $15 billion rescission request to Congress Tuesday morning, including $7 billion in cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Bay Area Regional Medical Center outside of Houston will close on Thursday and file for bankruptcy protection.
Insurers in Maryland and Virginia are requesting double-digit rate hikes for 2019 individual coverage, providing an early glimpse of what other insurance companies may be planning across the country.
While Geisinger will have to spend around $5 million upfront to bring DNA sequencing into routine clinical care, the health system’s president and CEO, Dr. David Feinberg, said it won’t cost patients anything and will ultimately save money.
The CMS signed an emergency contract with a vendor to help ensure its new Medicare ID cards arrive at the right homes.
The not-for-profit Chicago-area health systems, which announced their courtship more than two years ago and have delayed their trip down the aisle more than once, have asked Illinois regulators for permission to merge.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma told hospital executives that she will reject Kansas’ request to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage. She also came out against allowing ACOs to continue avoiding downside risk.