Colon Cancer Screenings Rise When Medicaid Arrives
American Cancer Society researchers analyzed CDC data and found that in states that were very early adopters of the Medicaid expansion, the rate of low-income adults ages 50-64 who were up to date with colon cancer screening rose from 42.3% in 2012 to 51.1% in 2016. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- There were greater increases in colon cancer screening rates in states that expanded Medicaid than in those that did not, a new study finds. It also found that expansion resulted in hundreds of thousands more people getting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the extension and reinstatement of 4 information collections: End Stage Renal Disease Death Notification, End Stage Renal Disease Medical Evidence Report Medicare Entitlement, HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS), and state quality improvement information related to Medicaid managed care programs. Comments are due June 24, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 24, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - May 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

California Poised to Extend Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants California Poised to Extend Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants
The governor proposes enrolling young adults only. Other bills would cover all undocumented immigrants who qualify for Medi-Cal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS: Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out of Pocket Expenses
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on a final rule amending Medicare Advantage regulations and the Prescription Drug Benefit program regulations to help reduce out-of-pocket costs and lower drug prices. The regulations will take effect January 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 23, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMMI Announces Request for Applications for ET3 Model
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is excited to announce that the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model has been posted on our website at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/et3/. Please note that the Innovation Center is not accepting applications at this time. However, this is an opportunity for potential applicants to review the RFA before the online application becomes available later this summer. The ET3 Model has generated a lot of great discussion and we at the Innovation Center have received many informative and thoughtful ques...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations News Source Type: news

CMMI Announces Request for Applications for ET3 Model
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is excited to announce that the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model has been posted on our website at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/et3/. Please note that the Innovation Center is not accepting applications at this time. However, this is an opportunity for potential applicants to review the RFA before the online application becomes available later this summer. The ET3 Model has generated a lot of great discussion and we at the Innovation Center have received many informative and thoughtful ques...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations News Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion boosted cancer screening rates
The five states and the District of Columbia that expanded their Medicaid coverage...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women benefit from ACA's ban on mammography co-pays DOJ says ACA should be struck down ACA has benefited low- and middle-income women How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

First states to expand Medicaid saw larger screening rate increases
(American Cancer Society) The five states and District of Columbia that first adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in cancer screening than those states that did not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center takes steps after federal review reveals conditions posing ‘immediate jeopardy’
Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center, a prominent hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, has released another list of corrections it is implementing in the wake of a federal review. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surveyed the hospital between March 25 and April 4, 2019. In a 203-page repor t, CMS outlined several “deficient practices” identified during that survey that “were determined to pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety, and placed all patients at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center takes steps after federal review reveals conditions posing ‘immediate jeopardy’
Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center, a prominent hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, has released another list of corrections it is implementing in the wake of a federal review. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surveyed the hospital between March 25 and April 4, 2019. In a 203-page repor t, CMS outlined several “deficient practices” identified during that survey that “were determined to pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety, and placed all patients at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt sues US health agencies after Medicaid changes
The makers of Acthar gel has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services following changes to Medicaid rebate calculations (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt sues U.S. health agencies, sees 10% hit to Acthar gel sales
Mallinckrodt Plc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and forecast an about 10% hit to annual net sales of Acthar gel following changes to Medicaid rebate calculations, sending its shares plunging as much as 34% on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Files Suit against U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to Protect Medicaid Patient Access to Acthar(R) Gel
Company challenges CMS' unexplained and unlawful reversal of its repeated 2012 written authorizations on calculation of Medicaid Rebates for Acthar Gel After extensive efforts to resolve matter, Mallinckrodt seeks Court intervention to ensure that CMS f... Biopharmaceuticals, Reimbursement, Litigation Mallinckrodt, Acthar Gel (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Approved Renewal of Deeming Authority of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission for Medicare Advantage Health Maintenance Organizations and Local Preferred Provider Organizations
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) renews the authority of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) to accredit preferred provider and health maintenance organizations for Medicare Advantage. The renewal is effective May 31, 2019 until June 2, 2025. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 21, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Medicaid Expansion Cuts Racial Disparities in Preterm Births
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Overall, state Medicaid expansion did not significantly impact rates of low birth weight or preterm birth outcomes from 2011 to 2016, but there were significant improvements in disparities for black infants relative to white... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requests comments on two information collections. One revision would approve an electronic version of hospital reports of deaths associated with seclusion or restraint and the other would continue requiring rate filing justifications for unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums. Comments are due June 19, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 20, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

MARKETPLACE PULSE: Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in the Individual Market
The share of the population in a county with an MMCO in the marketplace increased from 48 percent in 2015 to 57 percent in 2019. Yet there are opportunities for more growth. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 20, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Oregon nixes forced opioid tapers for back pain, declines to cover 5 other conditions
Oregon Medicaid patients with back and neck pain will no longer be required to taper off opioids, under a new rule adopted Thursday. The Health Evidence Review Commission voted unanimously to remove the requirements, effective Oct. 1. "Pain is complicated and different for everyone," board Chair Dr. Kevin Olson said. "We heard loud and clear that pain treatment and opioid tapering should be individualized based on the patient- clinician relationship. I am pleased that we were able to align the neck… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon nixes forced opioid tapers for back pain, declines to cover 5 other conditions
Oregon Medicaid patients with back and neck pain will no longer be required to taper off opioids, under a new rule adopted Thursday. The Health Evidence Review Commission voted unanimously to remove the requirements, effective Oct. 1. "Pain is complicated and different for everyone," board Chair Dr. Kevin Olson said. "We heard loud and clear that pain treatment and opioid tapering should be individualized based on the patient- clinician relationship. I am pleased that we were able to align the neck… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Hospitals could see reprieve on Medicaid 340B cuts
Hon. Rudolph Contreras, a U.S. district judge for the District Court of D.C., has ruled federal cuts to a pharmacy program are unconstitutional. That could mean more funding coming back to area hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Hospitals could see reprieve on Medicaid 340B cuts
Hon. Rudolph Contreras, a U.S. district judge for the District Court of D.C., has ruled federal cuts to a pharmacy program are unconstitutional. That could mean more funding coming back to area hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

How safe are Greater Washington ’s hospitals? It’s a mixed bag.
Some of Greater Washington ’s hospitals earn top grades for quality and safety, and others don’t score as well. But it depends which sources you consult. The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday released its spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades, a biannual compilation of scores for 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the country base d on data from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, a voluntary hospital survey and other supplemental information. And the D.C. area ’s facilities scored all over the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out of Pocket Expenses
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on a final rule amending Medicare Advantage regulations and the Prescription Drug Benefit program regulations to help reduce out-of-pocket costs and lower drug prices. The regulations will take effect January 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 16, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Employer tax for Medicaid is dead as tobacco bill stalls
Gov. Kate Brown is not moving forward with a proposed tax on employers that don't adequately cover employees' health care. House Bill 2269, called the Employer Health Care Responsibility Act, was projected to raise $120 million, though that projection later rose to $500 million. It would have taxed businesses with employees on Medicaid and required large employers to meet a minimum spending floor for employee health c are. The concept appeared straightforward but was actually quite complex, given… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Employer tax for Medicaid is dead as tobacco bill stalls
Gov. Kate Brown is not moving forward with a proposed tax on employers that don't adequately cover employees' health care. House Bill 2269, called the Employer Health Care Responsibility Act, was projected to raise $120 million, though that projection later rose to $500 million. It would have taxed businesses with employees on Medicaid and required large employers to meet a minimum spending floor for employee health c are. The concept appeared straightforward but was actually quite complex, given… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood funding in Texas at stake in hearing
A federal appeals court is again weighing whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals is Now Available
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is now accepting hardship exception applications for the meaningful electronic health record (EHR) use requirements from eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Without the exemption, hospitals must show that they meet the Promoting Interoperability Program EHR requirements. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New Tax Will Help Washington Residents Pay for Long-Term Care
Starting in 2025, eligible state residents in Washington State will get $100 per day for 365 days of long-term care costs. A payroll tax will pay for it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RON LIEBER Tags: Taxation Nursing Homes Long-Term Care Insurance Elderly Medicaid Source Type: news

Medicaid Work Rules Likely to Penalize Chronically Ill: Study Medicaid Work Rules Likely to Penalize Chronically Ill: Study
States that require adults on Medicaid to work a set number of hours to get benefits may find many people lose coverage because behavioral health conditions and other chronic health problems make it hard for them to work, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medicaid work rules likely to penalize chronically ill: study
(Reuters Health) - States that require adults on Medicaid to work a set number of hours to get benefits may find many people lose coverage because behavioral health conditions and other chronic health problems make it hard for them to work, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oregon officials to revisit back pain guidelines and revise chronic pain proposal
Oregon health officials are rethinking their approach to chronic pain coverage and mandatory tapering off of opioids for Medicaid patients. The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced two major developments in a saga that has left patient advocates up in arms. The first is that the Health Evidence Review Commission will reconsider the coverage guidelines related to neck and back pain that went into effect in 2016. Secondly, OHA s taff is offering a revised proposal to the commission that would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon officials to revisit back pain guidelines and revise chronic pain proposal
Oregon health officials are rethinking their approach to chronic pain coverage and mandatory tapering off of opioids for Medicaid patients. The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced two major developments in a saga that has left patient advocates up in arms. The first is that the Health Evidence Review Commission will reconsider the coverage guidelines related to neck and back pain that went into effect in 2016. Secondly, OHA s taff is offering a revised proposal to the commission that would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Many Americans Will Need Long-Term Care. Most Won ’ t be Able to Afford It.
A decade from now, most middle-income seniors will not be able to pay the rising costs of independent or assisted living. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Elderly Income Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Long-Term Care Insurance Medicaid Medicare Health Affairs (Journal) National Opinion Research Center Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would require television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price of the product to help beneficiaries make informed decisions and reduce costs. The rule will go into effect July 9, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 10, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Prices Will Soon be Included in TV Drug Ads
The prices are expected to appear in text toward the end of TV commercials, when potential side effects are being listed. The new policy, which could take effect as early as this summer, covers all brand name drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid, which is nearly all medications. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TV Ads for Drugs Must Now Include Prices. It ’s the Latest Effort to Drive Down Pharmaceutical Costs
At a time when nearly a fifth of Americans have struggled to pay medical bills, the Trump Administration will soon require drug companies to list medication prices in television advertisements. It’s a move meant to boost transparency and drive down ballooning drug costs. The rule, which is set to go into effect this summer, will require commercials to mention the list price of any prescription drug that is covered by Medicare or Medicaid, if it costs at least $35 for a month’s supply or the usual course of treatment. That will affect many ads viewers see on television, since, according to the Department of Heal...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime Source Type: news

HHS Amps Up Pressure On Drug Makers By Requiring Disclosure of List Prices in DTC Ads on TV
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that as of July this year it will require pharmaceutical manufacturers to disclose in direct-to-consumer television advertisements the list price of prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Potentially problematic opioid prescriptions among individuals with private insurance and Medicaid - Ali MM, Tehrani AB, Mutter R, Henke RM, O'Brien M, Pines JM, Mazer-Amirshahi M.
In this study, the rate of potentially problematic opioid prescriptions was examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads
A Trump administration change will require TV ads for prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price if it is over $35. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GLENN THRUSH and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Azar, Alex M II Trump, Donald J your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

New Medicare Advantage rules provide greater flexibility for providers, recipients
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services has finalized a rule giving Medicare Advantage plans a 2.53 percent pay raise in 2020 as well as increased flexibility in supplemental benefits to patients with chronic illnesses. In addition, CMS has adopted additional policies to help combat the opioid epidemic. While the 2.53 percent increase is more than the expected 1.59 percent pay bump CMS initially proposed, it is lower than the previous two years. For perspective, the U.S. Department of Labor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Kristen A. Larremore Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Regulation to Require Drug Pricing Transparency
Pre-publication notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would require television advertisements of prescription drugs and biological products for which payment is available through Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price of the product to help beneficiaries make informed decisions and reduce costs. The rule will go into effect 60 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for May 10, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the National Rural Health Association Annual Conference
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma spoke today at the National Rural Health Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Her speech addresses some of the healthcare challenges facing rural communities and success stories, as well as CMS efforts to improve rural health. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Putting our Rethinking Rural Health Strategy into Action
Blog post from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator about initiatives CMS has undertaken to advance rural health. Focuses on the CMS Rural Health Strategy, which seeks to reduce unintended CMS policy impacts on rural healthcare and strengthen rural health. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Centene Deal Talk Comes As Humana's Medicaid Business Grows
Speculation Humana may be interested in acquiring Centene comes as Humana looks to grow its Medicaid business. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Georgia picks six consulting firms to compete for Medicaid waivers program
Six consulting firms have been invited to submit proposals for helping the Georgia Department of Community Health develop two waiver applications to send to the federal government. The General Assembly passed legislation in March authorizing Gov. Brian Kemp to seek waivers to expand Georgia's Medicaid program and offer a private health insurance marketplace through an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. Late Monday, Kemp released the six consulting firms selected to he lp develop the waivers.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Medicare Program: Changes to the Medicare Claims and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Determination Appeals Procedures
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid of a final rule revising the appeals process for claim benefits under Medicare Part A and B and for prescription drug coverage under Part D. The regulations will go into effect July 8, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 7, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news