Regulations & Policy

CMS has proposed a new rule that aims to enable value-based purchasing agreements across states with drug companies to bring down Medicaid drug prices.

The rule eliminates provisions of a 2016 rule from the Obama administration that attempted to protect trans patients from discrimination.

President Trump has stated he wants to terminate the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization.

More than 1,750 standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and MA plans have applied to offer insulin at a maximum $35 copay for a month’s supply of the drug for the 2021 plan year, CMS announced.

CMS has finalized a rule to implement a series of proposals issued earlier this year impacting Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plan sponsors. The rules were rushed into effect to get them out before the contract year 2021 bid deadline in June.

Private health insurers will bank a collective $12 billion windfall after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, 8 to 1, that they’re entitled to federal compensation for money they were promised to help stand up the Affordable Care Act.

Pending votes on Capitol Hill, hospitals are soon to receive relief from pandemic economics in the form of a $480 billion-plus aid package agreed upon by Congressional leaders and the White House late Tuesday afternoon.

At a time when mandatory immunization bills are pending in numerous states, more than enough chiropractors have organized against the norm to raise many eyebrows and considerable Cain.

HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has granted $100 million to help healthcare systems prepare for a surge of COVID- patients.

A total of 23 states have received approved section 1135 waivers for their Medicaid programs from CMS as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The White House and Senate have reached a deal for a stimulus package worth about $2 trillion, with help coming to hospitals and healthcare providers dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eleven more states are following the lead of Florida and Washington in applying for Section 1135 Medicaid waivers to be granted more flexibility in dealing with the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

 

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The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.

Can you recall the last shift during which you spent close to 100% of your time on clinical duties?

Medical malpractice claims are a significant source of anxiety for all radiologists. Unfortunately, decisions made in the heat of the moment, with the absolute best intentions, can still land a specialist in court.

   
   
   
   
   
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