Policy and Legislation

HHS pushes value-based payment for skilled nursing facilities
Jun 05 | Susan Morse
The model ties payment to a patient's conditions and care needs rather than volume of services…
S&P: 340B cuts could further weaken struggling hospitals
Jun 04 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Program is a crucial part of operations for hospitals that serve vulnerable populations because it offsets the high costs…
Jun 04 | Jeff Lagasse
More than three quarters of Democrats said they want candidates to talk about universal healthcare "a…
FDA issues policies to stop blockage of generic drugs
May 31 | Susan Morse
Brand drug manufacturers are delaying the development and entry of generics, federal officials say.
May 30 | Susan Morse
Regulatory changes for 2019 could save health plans up to $54 million a year, CMS says.
Providers demand oversight for Medicaid rate cuts
May 25 | Susan Morse
States with at least 85% of their Medicaid population in managed care could implement nominal payment cuts without ensuring…
pharmacy benefit managers accountable for drug prices
May 21 | Jeff Lagasse
Specialists say legislation is needed to grow workforce and hold pharmacy benefit managers…
CMS price posting rule: Clarity or chaos?
May 17 | Susan Morse
There's "no perceivable benefit" to patients as the chargemaster "rack…
CMS pushes cuts to 340B drug payments
May 17 | Susan Morse
Senate committee is taking a closer look at the drug discount program.
Seema Verma gives update on CMS plans to reduce drug prices
May 15 | Susan Morse
Medicaid waivers will not include lifetime limits, says CMS Administrator Seema Verma.