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CMS has proposed a new rule intended to increase oversight of the fiscal integrity of the Medicaid program. Specifically, the proposal would increase reporting on supplemental payments, clarify some Medicaid financing definitions and attempt to crack down on questionable financing mechanisms.

Google is collecting one of the biggest troves of personal data in its healthcare initiative, known as “Project Nightingale,” with detailed information of millions of Americans, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Medicare Part B premiums will be higher in 2020 than in 2019, while deductibles in Part A, which typically doesn’t have a premium, will also rise, according to CMS.

E-cigarette use, or vaping, could be more harmful to heart health than traditional cigarettes.

Private equity group KKR has offered a $70 billion buyout proposal to Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Financial Times reported.

Bernard Tyson, CEO and chairman of California-based not-for-profit health system Kaiser Permanente, died unexpectedly Nov. 10 at age 60.

The CDC has narrowed in on vitamin E acetate as a potential chemical of concern in an epidemic of vaping-related lung illnesses that have injured 2,051 people from nearly all states and have been linked to 39 deaths in 24 states.

While more policies are pushing toward increasing patient access to electronic medical records, few patients are actually using the opportunity to check out their own information, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

The healthcare joint venture between JPMorgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway is testing out its first health plan, Bloomberg reported.

Older millennials are facing health challenges sooner than other generations, with higher prevalence rates for some conditions, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index.

CMS is launching a new behavioral health pilot in a Medicaid demonstration project in Washington, D.C., the agency announced Nov. 6. The pilot expands treatment services for Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with severe mental illnesses or serious emotional disturbance.

A federal judge has blocked a controversial rule from the Trump administration that would have allowed healthcare professionals to refuse to perform services that went against their beliefs.