Policy

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.

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.

CMS has finalized payment rules for 2020, dropping a controversial coding change in the Physician Fee Schedule and a proposal to force hospitals to publicly disclose their standard pricing.

CMS has finalized changes to Medicare payment methodologies that aim to improve care for kidney care patients.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) bill to lower drug prices is facing new challenges as congressional Democrats debate changes to the plan, The Hill reported.

Americans are split across healthcare reform options, according to a recent survey, revealing that many are dissatisfied with the current healthcare system but don’t agree on how to improve it.

Lack of understanding about healthcare insurance is impacting the health of Americans.

Several states are working on their own healthcare plans to preserve some coverage and provisions of the Affordable Care Act as the healthcare law makes its way through an appeals court and faces the real possibility of being overturned, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Members of the Congressional Republican Study Committee released a new healthcare plan from the party, The Hill reported.

From 2009 to 2015, nearly 10,000 pharmacies­­––or one in eight––closed, despite an overall jump in the number of U.S. pharmacies.