Policy

As part of its Patients Over Paperwork initiative, CMS has proposed another round of “red tape” cuts for healthcare providers that could reduce some burdens and loosen regulations across healthcare settings.

The New England Journal of Medicine continues to refuse to retract an article after its lead author was accused of plagiarism and resigned amid an internal investigation, according to STAT. On Sept. 13, H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, stepped down as a professor with the Dartmouth Institute in Lebanon, New Hampshire, after the university found he plagiarized two colleagues in a paper published in NEJM in 2016.

With a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in the hands of a federal judge in Texas, Maryland is taking the issue head on by filing a lawsuit that would keep the healthcare law intact.

Hospital associations have launched a lawsuit that would prompt a court order to require drug companies to disclose the ceiling price for 340B drugs.

Alabama and Michigan have applied for waivers from HHS to implement work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries.

The Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency in North Carolina and South Carolina ahead of the incoming Category 4 Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall later this week.

As CMS is proposing several changes to the physician payment schedule, some industry groups are speaking out about the proposals.

As more states look to implement work requirements for the Medicaid program, millions of people could be in jeopardy of losing their healthcare coverage if they cannot comply. Even if some Medicaid beneficiaries lose their coverage, the savings to the federal program could be minimal, according to a pair of recent studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said pushing ACOs to take on downside risk sooner is worth it even if some organizations choose to leave the voluntary Medicare Shared Savings Program as a result.

Speaking to a crowd at the University of Illinois, former President Barack Obama stated his support for "Medicare for All" last week.

A new bill unanimously passed by the Senate Wednesday would prohibit Medicare insurers from preventing pharmacies from telling consumers if their prescription drugs are cheaper if they pay out of pocket versus through their insurance.

In the middle of a national opioid epidemic, one major health insurance provider has decided it will no longer cover OxyContin prescriptions next year.