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As the anniversary of the first US COVID-19 case approached, the American Hospital Association (AHA) wrote to former US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging the agency to become more transparent about the vaccine administration plans, as well as offer more support to health…
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule in an effort to improve both Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs.
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Trauma patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid had improved mortality after implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) compared with before the ACA, but uninsured trauma patients did not. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of the American College of…
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According to researchers of a recent JAMA Network Open study, when comparing utilization, cost, and quality of public (Medicaid) and private health insurance (Marketplace), data showed that there are more important differences than previously thought.
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Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared new guidance with state health officials to better address social determinants of health (SDoH) for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. The issued guidance is intended to improve health…
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According to data published in JAMA Network Open, the implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion (ACA-DCE) is associated with a reduction in insurance use for sexual and reproductive health services but an increased use of emergency services…
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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co, announced plans to dissolve their joint health care venture, Haven, a firm launched in January 2018, focused on finding solutions to a range of problematic health care trends.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched the Senior Savings Model through Part D, which caps insulin out-of-pocket spend at no more than $35 per month for beneficiaries. Researchers of a recent JAMA Network Open research letter sought to better understand whether…
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Survey data collected by MedicareAdvantagePlans.org shows that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are seeing increased enrollment amid the pandemic.
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Aetna, a CVS Health company, announced recently that it is updating policies to expand coverage offerings of gender-affirming surgery to include breast augmentation for transfeminine beneficiaries.
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