Midterm election results in Alaska and Montana could lead to a rollback or repeal of Medicaid expansion, which would be the first reversals of the expansion trend across the country.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra views his resounding Election Day win as a “clear signal” from voters to continue his work defending the Affordable Care Act and pushing back against the Trump administration.
Repeal-and-replace is dead, buried, gone. Medicaid expansion passed everywhere it was on the ballot. The Affordable Care Act, with its core premise that health insurance is the right of every citizen, lives.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the Trump administration is reversing course on voluntary payment models and said more mandatory ones are in the works, including one for cancer care.
Providers can breathe a sigh of relief as a split House and Senate likely means that most of the sweeping healthcare policy changes are off the table until 2020. Plus, they may join forces with lawmakers on a common enemy: pharma.
Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, say advocates. But many conservatives remain opposed to the expansion.
The bar code medication administration measure was added to the fall 2018 edition of the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade report. Hospital performance on patient safety varied, with 32% of hospitals earning an A while 37% got a C.
Insurer and hospital stocks are trading higher in the wake of the midterm elections, in which Democrats won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and several states passed ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid.
The CMS is drafting a rule that would make it easier for states to stop offering Medicaid beneficiaries paid transportation to medical appointments, a move that could affect providers’ revenue drastically.
Researchers can use the MyStudies app to collect data directly from patients. FDA hopes the app will make clinical trials, observational studies and other research more comprehensive and effective.