The U.S. Justice Department dumped its lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group and affiliated health plans of exaggerating how sick its patients were to score millions of dollars in inflated Medicare Advantage payments.
Some hospitals in northeast Ohio are adding attorneys to their care teams through medical-legal partnerships, or MLPs.
The rulings said home health aides who don’t live full time with their clients should be paid for every hour of a 24-hour shift.
Editorial pages also take a tough stance on President Donald Trump’s move last week to roll back Affordable Care Act provisions regarding birth control coverage.
Some opinion writers defend the White House’s actions last week regarding the Affordable Care Act — both in terms of the executive order and the announcement that federal payments for cost-sharing subsidies under the ACA will be halted.
Across the country, editorial and opinion writers offer tough talk about the Trump administration’s actions last week to loosen some health insurance restrictions and to stop federal payments for cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act.
It could be hard for insurers to pull their plans off the market for next year, but most companies say they were prepared for the money to evaporate anyway and had baked the contingency into their 2018 premium increases. However, the industry is calling on Congress to fund the payments.
Attorneys general in 19 states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to stop payments that lower health insurance deductibles and co-pays for millions of Americans with modest incomes.
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The Puerto Rican healthcare system, which serves the 3.4 million people devastated by Hurricane Maria, operates under patently unfair Medicaid and Medicare funding rules.