Policy

Climate change impacts, from more harmful pollution to wildfire injuries, are negatively influencing human life. But doctors can help, according to two physicians who wrote a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Arizona is the latest state to have approval for a Medicaid work requirement program—joining seven other states with approved programs.

CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has announced a new model that aims to lower prescription drug prices in Medicare Part D and introduced several updates to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

The Trump administration’s CMS has proposed a number of changes to the 2020 coverage year, including making changes to the individual health insurance exchange and qualified health plan provisions.

The longest partial government shutdown in history has paused paychecks for roughly 800,000 workers and stalled the appeal process of a ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

Rising costs in healthcare was a top issue for voters in the 2018 election, and more emphasis on the industry is likely to come, according to a 2019 outlook from Avalere.

The accountable care organization (ACO) industry is asking CMS for more time to apply for the reformed Medicare Shared Savings Program, but the new changes are likely to roll out whether ACOs are ready or not, according to a new report from Leavitt Partners.

The Trump administration is preparing to allow states to remodel their Medicaid programs with block grant proposals, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

The accountable care organization industry is asking for a later deadline to apply for CMS’ revamped Medicare Shared Savings Program.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar has a demand for the pharmaceutical industry: “Prices must start coming down.”

Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has been given a lot of credit for trimming readmission rates, but the real results may be far less impressive, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the largest public hospital in the city, sticks patients with sky-high medical bills because it does not partner with any private health insurance plans, Vox reported.