A Senate committee is closer to a bipartisan ACA fix; Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson said payers would "step up" in exchange.
From Kaiser Health News: The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau showed the nation’s uninsured rate dropped to 8.8%. It had been 9.1% in 2015.
The two leaders of the Senate Finance Committee have reached a deal to extend federal funding for CHIP for another five years.
Centene, which has been busy expanding its presence on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, also plans to grow through a new acquisition.
The fallout over the Trump administration’s decision to slash Affordable Care Act outreach funding shows no signs of slowing down.
Provider and health IT organizations urged CMS to expand a proposal to broaden telehealth coverage and use waivers initiate demonstration projects.
Healthcare organizations have difficulty caring for patients when the rules keep changing and when clarity is hard to come by.
The MGMA reports that 1 out of 6 physician practices is being forced to pay fees for receiving electronic payments from health plans or their vendors.
Medicaid agencies are having a difficult time imposing payment suspensions on providers against which there is credible allegation of fraud.
At a Senate hearing Thursday, witnesses urged lawmakers to reauthorize federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).