Medicare Surprise: Drug Plan Prices Touted During Open Enrollment Can Rise Within a Month

May 03, 2022 at 09:32 am by Staff

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News Something strange happened between the time Linda Griffith signed up for a new Medicare prescription drug plan during last fall’.... Read More

Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power

Apr 24, 2022 at 09:04 pm by Staff

By Sam Whitehead and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News The role that the federal government plays in containing future epidemics will hinge on the outcome of a.... Read More

Jennifer Putnam Named Tenn. Assistant Commissioner of Health Licensure and Regulation

Apr 22, 2022 at 10:04 am by Staff

NASHVILLE – Jennifer Putnam has been appointed assistant commissioner of Health Licensure and Regulation (HLR) for the Tennessee Department of Health. In this role, Putn.... Read More

CMS Proposes Policies to Advance Health Equity and Maternal Health, Support Hospitals 

Apr 18, 2022 at 09:05 pm by Staff

CMS Integrates Equity and Maternal Health Quality Measures into Proposed Rule that Drives Payment for Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has iss.... Read More

Alzheimer’s Patient Advocates File FOIA Seeking Answers on Discriminatory Medicare Coverage Decision

Apr 18, 2022 at 09:12 am by Staff

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeks materials regarding cost considerations, the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program, and potential harm to millions of pa.... Read More

Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Triggers Capitol Hill Questions — And a GAO Probe

Apr 17, 2022 at 09:33 am by Staff

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden focused attention on how private equity ownership of nursing hom.... Read More

HHS Takes Actions to Promote Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Apr 11, 2022 at 05:40 pm by Staff

 CMS Proposed Rule Seeks Feedback on Staffing Standards and Health Equity The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Ski.... Read More

CMS Finalizes Medicare Coverage Policy for Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Apr 10, 2022 at 04:23 pm by Staff

Decision Follows Robust Stakeholder Input and Creates Pathway for Enhanced Access and Coverage of Drugs that Receive Traditional FDA Approval Today, the Centers for Medicare.... Read More

The End of the Covid Emergency Could Mean a Huge Loss of Health Insurance

Apr 10, 2022 at 03:34 pm by Staff

By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News If there has been a silver lining to this terrible covid-19 pandemic, it is that the rate of Americans without health insuranc.... Read More

TennCare Increases Health Care Benefits for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Apr 04, 2022 at 10:42 pm by Staff

Nashville – Beginning April 1st, 2022, the Division of TennCare will officially expand health care benefits for pregnant and postpartum TennCare members.* Health care co.... Read More