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July 02, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Monday (July 1) eliminated postmarket requirements that makers of HIV prevention drug Truvada and its generics provide training materials to health care professionals and educational information to consumers, due to evidence that most providers and at-risk individuals are aware of the risks of the drug and know how to use it properly.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Friday (June 28) began its review of a final Medicare and Medicaid burden reduction rule that also now includes updates to hospital and critical access hospital requirements that CMS delayed finalizing earlier in June.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

Although Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky remain blocked by court orders, two other states—Indiana and New Hampshire—are proceeding full steam ahead with similar programs, as beneficiaries in both of those states must begin meeting monthly work thresholds this summer.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) and a policy analyst said the best way to tackle social determinants of health for Medicaid beneficiaries is to fund community-based organizations that can work alongside state Medicaid agencies, but at least one health plan argued that state Medicaid agencies should tackle social determinants themselves.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

Dozens of provider groups, advocates and academics are urging a federal appeals court to rule against CMS’ approval of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

Analysts say proposals from Democratic presidential candidates to tackle maternal mortality lack a comprehensive, interdisciplinary focus on reducing those rates, though they could help shape a discussion on the issue.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration does not have the legal authority to implement block grants or per capita spending caps in Medicaid, the chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee told HHS Secretary Alex Azar in a letter Thursday (June 27).

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday (June 26) finished a seven-month long review of a burden reduction rule aimed at nursing homes.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

Well over half a million people would lose coverage within a year if Medicaid work requirements took effect in all nine of the states that so far have received CMS’ approval to implement the requirements, according to a new analysis from public health researchers at George Washington University.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

A bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday (June 25) by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) would create maternal and infant health quality measures for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as provide funding for regional partnerships between states, providers and other stakeholders to improve maternal care.

June 24, 2019 | Daily News

The president signed an executive order Monday (June 24) aimed at informing patients of prices and out-of-pocket costs for health care services – particularly hospital services.

June 24, 2019 | Daily News

CMS appears to be postponing its plan to undo a longstanding regulation that requires state Medicaid programs to provide transportation for beneficiaries to travel to and from non-emergency medical appointments.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

A campaign to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma through a ballot initiative cleared its first legal hurdle when the state’s highest court ruled that the proposed text of the ballot measure is valid.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

The first major academic study of Medicaid work requirements concludes that, after work requirements took effect in Arkansas last year, the policy caused thousands of people to lose health insurance but did not boost employment among low-income people.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

CMS on Thursday (June 20) released guidance that makes clear CMS’ expectations for how states should make sure they correctly determine Medicaid eligibility for the expansion population after lawmakers raised concerns following recent audits from the Office of Inspector General and others that found some states did not correctly determine eligibility.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

The House passed legislation Tuesday (June 18) to stop authorized generics from lowering the rebates that drug companies must pay in Medicaid. The rebate measure was also included in the president’s budget request.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

The House late on Tuesday (June 18) passed legislation that would fund the Money Follows the Person demonstration through 2024, preserve asset protections for the spouses of Medicaid beneficiaries who receive long term care benefits and extend the Community Mental Health Services Demonstration.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb named payer tactics as one of the biggest obstacles facing the gene therapy space, as novel drugs seeking coverage after receiving FDA approval are often viewed by payers as not having enough data on which to base a coverage decision.

June 14, 2019 | Daily News

CMS will allow Washington to enter outcomes-based contracts with drug makers in Medicaid under a State Plan Amendment that facilitates use of a subscription model for purchasing hepatitis C drugs, the agency announced Wednesday (June 12).

June 13, 2019 | Daily News

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) said the Bipartisan Policy Center’s rural health task force plans to release policy recommendations in 2020 and hopes to bring rural health issues to the forefront of candidates’ agendas -- but two former GOP lawmakers on the task force said rural health proposals shouldn't become a part of a presidential debate or they could become too divisive to get through Congress.

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