President Trump declared a national emergency over the new coronavirus, COVID-19, on March 13, freeing up more funds to tackle the virus and respond to the crisis.

CMS has issued Frequently Asked Questions to provide more information on essential health benefits coverage of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. 

President Trump has sent his wish list of drug pricing reform priorities to Capitol Hill.

A set of new rules that aim to improve the interoperability of healthcare records and set a string of new requirements on healthcare providers was met with mixed reactions across the industry.

Seniors reliant on insulin may soon get a break when it comes to out-of-pocket expenses under a new Medicare Part D model that caps insulin costs at a $35 copay for a 30-day supply.

CMS has issued a guidance on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, for healthcare providers to stay up to date on the screening, treatment and transfer procedures to follow as well as how to better protect seniors in nursing homes. CMS also called on hospital emergency departments to screen for the disease when patients present symptoms.

Patients will soon have free digital access to their health records thanks to the finalization of two new interoperability rules finalized by HHS and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The rule also dictates how patient information is exchanged across the healthcare system.

Several healthcare industry groups are taking steps to inform their provider members to tackle the spread and risks of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Congress approved an $8.3 billion package to fight the spread of coronavirus and respond to the growing crisis.

The Supreme Court will listen to the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act that has been working its way through the lower courts. The court made its decision to hear the case Monday, March 2.

The FTC is moving to block a proposed merger between Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network, two Philadelphia-based health systems. The two entities have a combined annual revenue of $5.9 billion.

President Trump put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus epidemic during a press briefing Feb. 26, but HHS Secretary Alex Azar said he is still chairman of the press conference.