HHS estimates $73 million in savings if Congress extends immunosuppressive drug coverage

May 13, 2019
A new HHS report estimates that Medicare would save $73 million during the course of 10 years if Congress extends coverage of immunosuppressive…

House Appropriations Committee passes legislation supportive of kidney care

May 10, 2019
The House Appropriations Committee recently approved legislation to fund the HHS through fiscal year 2020. According to Troy Zimmerman, vice…
Breaking News

TV ads will soon start showing drug prices

May 8, 2019
Drug companies that make prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid must begin including the list price — also known as the…

Clinicians have mixed opinions about Trump administration’s newest plan to fight opioid crisis

May 7, 2019
The Trump administration recently unveiled its latest strategy on confronting the nation’s opioid crisis, the HEALing Communities Study, in…
Meeting News

Members of US House of Representatives show support for KidneyX

May 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives discussed the lack of progress in treatment for kidney disease and the need to…

Title X gag rule banned nationwide, AMA declares ‘victory’

April 30, 2019
A federal district judge ruled that the Trump administration’s gag rule regarding physician- patient family planning discussions can be lifted…

Federal judge issues temporary injunction regarding Title X gag rule

April 24, 2019
A federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule that indicated what physicians could and…

HHS, CMS announce proposed ‘historic’ changes to primary care physician processes, payments

April 22, 2019
Mindful that primary care physicians often face enormous administrative burdens and significantly lower pay than specialists, which in turn can lead…
Meeting News

ACP leadership discusses advocacy, regulatory issues including ‘public health epidemic’ of gun violence

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Leaders of the American College of Physicians discussed a variety of topics related to public health policy that are “of…

Proposed legislation would place exceptions on step therapy

April 11, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology has praised a proposed piece of legislation that, if enacted, would amend the Employee Retirement Income…