Policy and Legislation

AHIP, AHA urge Congress to include CSRs, reinsurance, in bill
Mar 19 | Susan Morse
Several industry associations call for provisions that would extend the…
Mar 19 | Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
In the four years since Maryland implemented a statewide system of pushing hospitals to lower admissions, such savings…
CMS approves Next Generation Sequencing for cancer patients
Mar 16 | Susan Morse
The FoundationOne CDx test is the first breakthrough-designated in vitro diagnostic test and can detect genetic mutations in 324…
CMS drives physicians toward MACRA APMs
Mar 16 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Moving more physicians toward APMs is a "top strategic goal," says CMS Chief Medical…
AHIP: MACPAC recommendations needed for managed Medicaid
Mar 16 | Susan Morse
MACPAC also wants more guidance on the implementation of telehealth and weighs in on DSH payments.
CDC to award over $15M in opioid prevention funds
Mar 16 | Susan Morse
The resulting research will be used to improve state and local health departments' ability to…
House probing CMS over accreditation
Mar 14 | Jeff Lagasse
At issue are discrepancies between state survey agencies and CMS-approved accrediting organizations, such as the…
CSRs debated in upcoming spending bill
Mar 12 | Susan Morse
Congress is hammering out premium stabilization measures that may or may not include CSRs or be part…
CMS tells Idaho it must comply with ACA
Mar 09 | Susan Morse
CMS Administrator Seema Verma suggests Idaho's state-based plans could be modified to be sold as short-term health insurance.
CVS Health touts its point-of-sale drug rebate discount
Mar 09 | Susan Morse
Director of Pharmacy Plan Services says Azar is out-of-touch as the discounts are unfair to healthier…