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February 28, 2019 | Daily News

The House Ways & Means health subcommittee will hold a hearing on promoting competition to lower prescription drug prices in Medicare on March 7, chair Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) announced Thursday (Feb. 28).

February 27, 2019 | Daily News

CMS and the HHS Office of Inspector General area at odds over how to make sure the agency only pays for nursing home care through Medicare after a beneficiary has spent three days in the hospital, and one beneficiary advocate says the OIG’s latest report on the issue seems to ignore how the three-day stay policy affects patients.

February 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a two-day hearing on drug prices next week with testimony from patients on Wednesday (March 6) and academics on Thursday.

February 26, 2019 | Daily News

The insurance and hospital lobbies issued a pre-emptive strike against the Medicare for All bill that House Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) is slated to introduce Wednesday (Feb. 27).

February 26, 2019 | Daily News

Drug company executives who testified Tuesday (Feb. 26) before the Senate Finance Committee expressed support for some legislation aimed at curbing drug prices, but they hedged that support, and many of the proposals they back don’t target drug makers.

February 26, 2019 | Daily News

Pharmacy benefit manager executives will be called to testify before the Senate Finance Committee about high drug prices, committee Chair Chuck Grassley said Tuesday (Feb. 26).

February 26, 2019 | Daily News

Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) said Tuesday (Feb. 26) he supports expanding the Trump administration’s proposed International Pricing Index model to Medicare Part D.

February 26, 2019 | Daily News

Finance Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said at a drug-pricing hearing Tuesday (Feb. 26) that they will ask the Judiciary Committee, of which they are both members, to take up the issue of patent gaming tactics like those used by AbbVie to delay generics and biosimilars.

February 26, 2019 | Daily News

Labs hope to meet with the Government Accountability Office to discuss a November report they say makes “flawed and dangerous assertions” about lab payments under the revised pay structure put in place by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.

February 26, 2019 |

Representatives for health insurers, hospitals and providers said on Monday (Feb. 25) that they would welcome the chance to testify before Congress about drug pricing ahead of drug makers’ turn in the hot seat Tuesday.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

CMS is asking for feedback on how to improve data interoperability for providers that didn’t receive incentives for using electronic health records, including post-acute care providers, behavioral health providers and community-care providers that serve duals, as well as how to improve interoperability for those providers and others through innovation center demos.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

Representatives for health insurers, hospitals and providers said on Monday (Feb. 25) that they would welcome the chance to testify before Congress about drug pricing ahead of drug makers’ turn in the hot seat Tuesday.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is considering a regulatory move to give the public, plans and health providers data about health care prices via electronic health information, and in a proposed rule released earlier this month the office asks for feedback on technical, operational, legal, cultural, environmental and other challenges to increasing price transparency.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

More than half of Sanofi’s prescription drug sales in the United States were returned to payers as rebates, the company said in an annual report on pricing published Thursday (Feb. 21).

February 22, 2019 | Daily News

Soon after the Trump administration finalized a rule that would prevent federal funds under Title X from going to clinics that provide abortions or refer patients for abortions, Planned Parenthood and attorneys general from two states said they would file lawsuits and Democratic lawmakers also vowed to fight the rule.

February 22, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Finance Committee launched Friday (Feb. 22) a bipartisan investigation into rising insulin prices.

February 21, 2019 | Daily News

West Virginia’s senators are asking lawmakers to support them in pushing HHS to align the strict privacy scheme for substance abuse treatment records with the looser Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), echoing the calls of physician and hospital groups.

February 21, 2019 | Daily News

Physician and hospital groups called for aligning the strict privacy scheme that requires explicit patient consent to share substance abuse treatment records with the more lax Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards, as well as for fewer regulations, in response to the HHS Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) request for feedback on how HIPAA might be getting in the way of value-based care.

February 20, 2019 | Daily News

The National Home Infusion Association is asking the federal DC district court to make CMS withdraw and rework its final rule setting interim home infusion payments, in a lawsuit filed Feb. 14.

February 20, 2019 | Daily News

Health care spending is set to rise an average of 5.5 percent annually over the next decade and will reach 19.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2027, CMS’ Office of the Actuary estimated in a report released Wednesday (Feb. 20).

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