The Trump administration is reportedly considering requiring hospitals and other healthcare providers to publish the prices they charge insurance companies for services after the rates have been negotiated, The Wall Street Journal reported.

CMS is looking for public input on how to regulate and operate the sale of health insurance coverage across state lines. The agency published a request for information (RFI) on March 6 with a public comment period of 60 days.

The American Medical Association (AMA) filed suit against the Trump administration after it finalized changes to Title X that impact family planning providers.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) published three proposals that would lower premiums by one-third for Obamacare insurance coverage and expand access to coverage for more than 4 million additional people.

Nearly 30 million individuals of all ages in the U.S. were uninsured during the first nine months of 2018. This figure represents a little over 9 percent of the population, and it’s similar to the uncovered headcount from 2017. Still, it’s a notable improvement from 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was nascent and 19 million more people lacked coverage.

As more of the Democratic party comes on board with the idea of Medicare for all, a new bill was introduced in the House this week to make universal healthcare a reality. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) introduced the bill on Feb. 27. The bill has more than 100 co-sponsors.

CMS, in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), recently proposed new rules to regulate interoperability standards. The rules would impact healthcare providers and plans, and ultimately give patients better access to all their health information—for free.

Drug middlemen gobbled up $123.5 million in hidden costs in Kentucky’s Medicaid program, according to a new report from the Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

A former employee of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business is allowed to work for the new healthcare joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, a U.S. District Court judge ruled.

Opioid-related deaths, particularly those associated with synthetic opioids, have impacted the eastern states, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open. Washington D.C. had the highest increase in death rates across the U.S.—more than tripling every year since 2013.

A group of hospital associations sent a letter to Congress outlining their joint position to utilize a new set of principles to protect patients from surprise billing.

CMS has created a podcast called “CMS: Beyond the Policy” to inform industry stakeholders about changes and updates to its policies and programs, the agency announced.