Health care largely ‘wins’ in latest budget deal, analysts, medical societies say

February 12, 2018
Health care policy analysts and medical societies are applauding the budget agreement signed last week by President Donald Trump, citing financial…

ACR applauds reversal of Medicare Part B change

February 9, 2018
The American College of Rheumatology is praising leaders in Congress following the passage of a spending bill that includes a provision reversing a…

ACP supports CHIP renewal, but says Congress’ work is not finished

January 31, 2018
While the most recent continuing resolution passed by the Senate and House included funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or…

ACR urges HHS to reform prior authorization policies

January 30, 2018
The American College of Rheumatology has called on the Department of Health and Human Services to amend its prior authorization policies, arguing…

HIVMA chair argues new HHS division ‘defies fundamental medical ethic’

January 24, 2018
HHS recently announced that a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” in HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has been established…

CHIP funding renewed for 6 years

January 23, 2018
After 4 months without a permanent solution for funding, the Children’s Health Insurance Program received monetary support for the next 6 years…

IDSA weighs in on bill for pandemic preparedness funding

January 22, 2018
The Infectious Diseases Society of America released a statement urging legislators to consider certain public health priorities as they reauthorize…

ACR, medical societies urge Congress to reverse Part B change

January 19, 2018
More than 100 medical societies, including the American College of Rheumatology, have urged Congress to reverse a recent CMS policy that applies…

Experts, AAFP, ACP criticize Trump’s ‘Small Business Health Plan’ proposal

January 18, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to increase opportunities for employment-based health insurance to small businesses seems to do…

AAFP: ‘Time to get the job done on CHIP’

January 17, 2018
AAFP’s president told Healio Family Medicine the time for disagreement on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program needs to be…