June 18-22: Congress to Review 340B Oversight

June 14—Members of a congressional panel will dive into ways to change the regulatory oversight of a major discount drug program, including steps that could have big hospital impacts.

Rich Daly June 14, 2018

Likely Government Responses to Hospital M&A Trends

June 14—Ongoing hospital merger-and-acquisition (M&A) trends may soon spawn more state and federal actions beyond antitrust enforcement, longtime policy advisers say.

Rich Daly June 14, 2018

Are MACRA Changes Coming?

June 13—The growing criticism of Medicare’s new physician payment system has produced calls for Congress to overhaul it. And some policy experts expect changes.

Rich Daly June 14, 2018

Health Plan-Provider Insurance Partnerships Pick Up Speed

June 11—The year of the crossover healthcare deal shows no signs of slowing down with the release of new figures that point to a record number of new health insurer-provider sponsored insurance products in 2018.

David Burda June 11, 2018

99 Percent of Physicians Who Seek APM Bonus Qualify for It

June 8—Ninety-nine percent of the 100,000 physicians who applied for the advanced alternative payment model bonus in the first available year qualified for it, according to a Medicare executive.

Rich Daly June 8, 2018

June 11-15: HHS Secretary to Detail Drug Plan

June 7—Members of Congress next week will press the federal government’s healthcare leader on the Trump administration’s new initiative to control drug costs.

Rich Daly June 7, 2018

Teaching Hospitals Boost Community Spending: Study

June 4—Teaching hospitals are seeing a decrease in charity spending decrease while increasing their spending in community health promotion, according to new research.

Cheryl V. Jackson June 4, 2018

Will CPC Model’s Failings Follow into CPC+?

June 1—Improving the practice of medicine at the primary care level by deploying massive, publicly-funded incentives is complicated, but doable on the margins.

Joseph Conn June 1, 2018

June 4-8: High-Deductible Health Plans Draw Congressional Scrutiny

May 31—Amid record-breaking enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), a congressional panel plans to examine their growth and consider policies to bolster health savings accounts.

Rich Daly May 31, 2018

VA Bill to Ease Veterans’ Use of Private Care

May 30—Following years of complaints from hospitals and other providers, Congress recently revamped the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department’s use of outside providers.

Rich Daly May 31, 2018
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