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

Insulin Copay Cap Passes House Hurdle, But Senate Looks for a Broader Bill

Apr 04, 2022 at 06:22 pm by Staff

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News The chances of passing election-year legislation to help people afford insulin — which weeks ago seemed mired in political.... Read More

Patients’ Perilous Months-Long Waiting for Medicaid Coverage Is a Sign of What’s to Come

Apr 04, 2022 at 06:13 pm by Staff

By Bram Sable-Smith and Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News Korra Elliott has tried to avoid seeing a doctor while waiting to get on Medicaid. She worries she.... Read More

2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D Rate Announcement

Apr 04, 2022 at 04:06 pm by Staff

Today Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Pa.... Read More

At a Tennessee Crossroads, Two Pharmacies, a Monkey, and Millions of Pills

Mar 29, 2022 at 08:20 am by Staff

By Brett Kelman, Kaiser Health News CELINA, Tenn. — It was about 1 a.m. on April 19, 2016, when a burglary alarm sounded at Dale Hollow Pharmacy in Celina, a.... Read More

Big Pharma Is Betting on Bigger Political Ambitions From Sen. Tim Scott

Mar 28, 2022 at 01:10 pm by Staff

By Rachana Pradhan and Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News Sen. Tim Scott, a rising star in the Republican Party with broad popularity in his home state of Sou.... Read More

Nurse Convicted of Neglect and Negligent Homicide for Fatal Drug Error

Mar 25, 2022 at 09:37 pm by Staff

By Brett Kelman, Kaiser Health News NASHVILLE — RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse criminally prosecuted for a fatal drug error in 2017, was convicted of gross neglect.... Read More