Trump administration proposes rule to improve substance use disorder treatment, reduce PCP burden

August 23, 2019
HHS Secretary Alex Azar has proposed a rule that he said would improve substance use disorder treatment and reduce primary care providers’…
In the Journals

Medicaid expansion states see 66% increase in covered kidney transplants

August 22, 2019
States that implemented Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act saw greater increases in covered preemptive kidney transplants than did…

CMS releases more details on Kidney Care First, other payment models

August 22, 2019
In a recent webinar, CMS offered more details on four new voluntary kidney payment models that are part of the Advancing American Kidney Health…
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One health system’s experience relevant to looming price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
The Trump administration’s ongoing effort to lower health care costs and increase transparency resumes later this summer when HHS is expected…
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Analysts debate Senate drug pricing bill’s likelihood of making an impact

August 19, 2019
The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, introduced last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member…

HHS holding webinar today on Advancing American Kidney Health payment models

August 15, 2019
HHS is holding its first webinar, open to the public today, that will provide details on its four new voluntary kidney payment models for the…

AAP, AAFP, ACP, urge Trump administration to rescind final 'public charge' rule

August 13, 2019
The AAP has issued a press release urging the Trump administration to rescind a Department of Homeland Security proposal that could affect immigrant…

HHS Secretary Azar shows support for $500 million Baxter investment in PD technology

August 7, 2019
HHS Secretary Alex Azar II visited a Baxter research and development facility in Bloomington, Indiana earlier this week to show support for a $500…

CMS takes E&M code restructuring off the table in proposed rule for physician pay

August 5, 2019
Nephrologists will likely see minor increases next year in payments for 14 of the 17 billable inpatient and outpatient dialysis services they…
Breaking News

Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…