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.

The Trump administration recently asked Congress for $2.5 billion in funding to address the outbreak of the disease as the number of cases continues to grow worldwide.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma is once again putting pressure on Medicare accrediting organizations that certify healthcare providers for reimbursement under the federal healthcare program.

An analysis of 22 single-payer healthcare plans have nearly all come to the same conclusion: Universal healthcare will lower costs either in the first year or within the first several years.

CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have issued their strategy to reduce the burdens clinicians face when it comes to using EHRs.