CMS proposes policies to lower the cost of prescription drugs and combat the opioid crisis

Nov 23, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes a number of changes that, if finalized, will ensure that Part D Medicare enr.... Read More

Tax Reform & Healthcare

Nov 22, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

The Republican tax reform plans in the House and Senate could have a major impact on healthcare. On Nov. 13, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their findings on w.... Read More

Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Gene Editing Technology

Nov 15, 2017 at 03:10 pm by Staff

On Nov. 14, the Senate health committee held a hearing on the gene editing method CRISPR to learn more about the technology from expert witnesses, which included Dr. Matthew P.... Read More

Trump Nominates Azar for HHS Secretary

Nov 13, 2017 at 10:34 am by Staff

President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar to fill the vacancy left after Tom Price, MD, resigned his post as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.... Read More

Cooper Sponsors Bill to Repeal Law Blamed for Restricting DEA Opioid Enforcement

Oct 26, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017 - U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), joined by U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (WV-03), U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13), today i.... Read More

Executive Order on Healthcare

Oct 23, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

On Thursday, Oct. 12, President Donald Trump made two decisions that signal significant changes to healthcare. In the morning, he signed an executive order that paved the way.... Read More

ACA Bipartisan Compromise: Update 10/19

Oct 23, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

Oct. 19, 2017 UPDATE ...12 Republicans and 12 Democrats sign on to cosponsor bill to stabilize state insurance markets in 2018, 2019 A group of 24 senators -- 12 Republicans a.... Read More

THA Launches Data Sharing Initiative for TennCare Patients

Oct 05, 2017 at 09:48 am by Staff

ConnecTN Looks to Improve Communication, Outcomes Data sharing is an ongoing struggle for healthcare providers, but the Tennessee Hospital Association has launched an initiat.... Read More

Updates from HELP Hearings

Sep 28, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), alongside ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), continued bipartisan hearings of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).... Read More

Update 9/26: Senate Pulls Plug on Graham-Cassidy

Sep 22, 2017 at 03:55 pm by Staff

On Sept. 26, with three Republican senators signaling they would not vote for the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal ... all for different reasons ... Sen. Majority Leader Mit.... Read More