Topic: Disproportionate share hospitals
The debate over the state of the 340B drug discount program continues to swirl.
The agreement would add $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health and fund community health centers.
The House of Representatives passed a stopgap spending bill Tuesday night, which includes funding for healthcare programs.
The House plans to vote on a new short-term spending bill that would fund community health centers for two years.
Congress is steeling itself to consider another budget bill. Once again, healthcare could be caught in the crosshairs.
Increased reimbursements under Medicare Part B could offset potential losses for hospitals under changes to the 340B program.
Hospitals that save money through 340B discounts don't necessarily use those savings to improve care, a new study finds.
Staff from HHS are back to work after Congress agreed to a spending bill to fund the government until Feb. 8.
House Republicans are trying to lock in votes today on a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
Federal budget cuts might force many hospitals, particularly those that serve rural communities, to scale back services or close.