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State healthcare cost caps could further pressure hospital operating margins: report

State healthcare cost caps could further pressure hospital operating margins: report

Policies in several states have limited provider rates and levels of reimbursement, as well as constrained operating flexibility, according to...

HHS agency launches program to automate cybersecurity at hospitals

HHS agency launches program to automate cybersecurity at hospitals

The program will invest more than $50 million to create a software suite that can automatically find potential vulnerabilities that...

Medical research is changing, data privacy laws have not

Medical research is changing, data privacy laws have not

Congressional inaction regarding health privacy laws robs Americans of ownership over their health data, argues Senator Bill Cassidy, ranking member of the Senate HELP...

Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

On Wednesday, hospitals will no longer be required to report COVID-19 admissions, capacity or occupancy data to the federal government....

California, Oregon eye universal health coverage

California, Oregon eye universal health coverage

The states have proposed creating insurance systems similar to Medicare for All. But the plans need approval from the federal...

Providers, drugmakers at odds over new 340B dispute resolution process

Providers, drugmakers at odds over new 340B dispute resolution process

HRSA finalized a rule on Thursday meant to make arbitration more accessible and efficient. Article By: Rebecca Pifer Blog Source...

Providers push back on info blocking penalties

Providers push back on info blocking penalties

Provider groups argued for changes in financial penalties and more information on an appeals process. Article By: Emily Olsen Blog Source...

Biden administration urges 9 states to curb high child Medicaid, CHIP disenrollment’s

Biden administration urges 9 states to curb high child Medicaid, CHIP disenrollment’s

Nine states account for about 60% of the decline in children’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment from March...

Over 19M could enroll in ACA plans for 2024, CMS says

Over 19M could enroll in ACA plans for 2024, CMS says

Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act exchanges could be boosted by extended subsidies and the effects of Medicaid redeterminations. Article...

Health spending growth normalized in 2022 post-COVID, CMS says

Health spending growth normalized in 2022 post-COVID, CMS says

Healthcare spending grew 4.1% in 2022, faster than the 3.2% spending growth in 2021 but notably slower than the rate of 10.6% in...