Author Archives: Stephanie Malone

02 Jul
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Federal Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements In Kentucky

June 29, 20186:11 PM ET Alison Kodjak Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to add work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program. A judge has blocked that request. Scott Olson/Getty Images A federal judge has blocked work requirements for Medicaid ...

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28 Jun
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Trump admin rejects Massachusetts drug pricing proposal

By Jessie Hellmann – 06/27/18 02:16 PM EDT The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected a request from Massachusetts that state officials argued would have given them more flexibility over its Medicaid program and greater negotiating power over drug companies. The ...

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27 Jun
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Telehealth providers trying to stand out

By DARIUS TAHIR 06/14/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Mohana Ravindranath (@ravindranize) TELEHEALTH PROVIDERS TRYING TO STAND OUT: If you’re looking to wow health care providers with your telehealth tech pitch, you need to have ...

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27 Jun
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CMS seeking comment for crucial data sharing rule

By ARTHUR ALLEN 06/18/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Darius Tahir GET THOSE CARDS AND LETTERS IN: One of HHS’s most important health IT decisions this year is whether to make data sharing a condition of participation in Medicare ...

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27 Jun
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Experts say quick action needed for VA’s Cerner project

By MOHANA RAVINDRANATH 06/26/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Darius Tahir (@dariustahir) EXPERTS SAY QUICK ACTION NEEDED FOR VA’S CERNER CONTRACT: As the House Veterans Affairs Committee today takes its first crack at oversight of ...

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27 Jun
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House Passes Bipartisan Legislative Package to Combat Opioid Crisis

On Friday, June 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, by a sweeping vote of 396-14. This final legislative package combines 58 bills, ...

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20 Jun
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Here is what we are reading

My battle with Parkinson’s shows why federal funding for research matters Opioid crisis sending thousands of children into foster care Facebook launches feature connecting users with opioid treatment information Smoking cigarettes decreases among U.S. adults, new government data shows Transcending Together ...

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20 Jun
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Patients want better communication, care coordination, survey shows

Dive Brief: A report from health insurance giant Aetna found that patients want communicative doctors who offer convenient appointments and that they put a high value on privacy and data security. The study of 1,000 people also found that women are ...

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20 Jun
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Payers moving to value-based care faster than expected

Dive Brief: Insurers are moving away from fee-for-service toward value-based care more quickly than previously predicted, Change Healthcare reported in a new survey of 120 payers. The report posits that for the first time private payers, rather than government programs, have ...

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20 Jun
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340B audit imbalances under fire at Senate panel

Dive Brief: The 340B Drug Pricing Program took center stage at the Senate’s HELP panel for the third time in several months on Tuesday, this time turning the focus to audits of hospitals and drug manufacturers conducted by the Health Resources and ...

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