Tag: News

Hospitals Worry Rule Could Lead to Medicaid Rate Cuts

May 23—Proposed changes to federal Medicaid rules could hit hospitals’ bottom lines, advocates warned.

Rich Daly May 24, 2018

Healthcare Workforce Shortage Worsening: Senators

May 22—Senators said this week that they are convinced a healthcare workforce shortage is worsening and federal action is needed to address it.

Rich Daly May 23, 2018

How MA Plans Are Changing VBID Approaches

May 18—Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are evolving their approaches in the expanding Medicare pilot for value-based insurance design (VBID).

Rich Daly May 21, 2018

May 21-25: Healthcare Employment Challenges Get Congressional Focus

May 17—Congress is set to examine hiring challenges in the healthcare industry next week, as the sector hits an all-time high share of total U.S. employment.

Rich Daly May 17, 2018

A Look at Two Blues’ Distinct Approaches to Changing the Healthcare Model

May 16—Two dominant not-for-profit health plans—both Blue Cross insurers—are moving aggressively in very different directions.

Rich Daly May 17, 2018

340B Targeted in Trump Administration Drug Push

May 15—Hospital advocates and others raised concerns about impacts of the Trump administration’s recently announced initiative to address rapidly rising drug prices in part through policy changes to an existing drug discount program.

Rich Daly May 15, 2018

Former CMS Leaders: ACO Changes Are Coming

May 11—Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) are likely to face an imminent overhaul, according to former leaders of the program.

Rich Daly May 14, 2018

May 14-18: Senate Holds 340B Hearing Amid Surge in Activity

May 10—Congress will once again examine the 340B discount drug program next week amid several judicial and regulatory developments related to the program.

Rich Daly May 10, 2018

Azar: Actions Coming on Drug Prices, Transparency, Interoperability

May 9—Coming Trump administration healthcare initiatives will include a push to curtail pharmaceutical prices, a price and quality-data transparency effort, and incentives for greater sharing of patient data, the administration’s senior healthcare official said.

Rich Daly May 10, 2018

Congress Most Likely Pass Regulatory Reduction Bill, Says Leader

May 8—Although many healthcare issues are calling for congressional action this year, the run-up to the mid-term elections likely will limit legislative advancements to a regulatory relief package, according to a congressional health leader.

HFMA May 8, 2018
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