FinanceHealth Spending Grew 4.6% in 2018, Outpaced by Overall Economy
The total number of uninsured people rose by 1 million for the second consecutive year.
FinanceStates Look to Benchmarking Programs to Contain Healthcare Costs
This year, Oregon became the fourth state to implement a healthcare cost benchmarking program.
FinanceMoody's: Surprise Billing Legislation Poses Risk for Air Ambulances
The air ambulance industry faces a significant credit risk as Congress considers the Lower Health Care Costs Act.
StrategyPresident Trump Promises Drug Importation Plan Soon
The president tweeted that he and HHS Secretary Alex Azar will release a plan to allow states to import prescription...
StrategyLast-Minute Loophole Could Undermine Texas Law Against Surprise Medical Bills
State agencies are writing rules that will let providers send patients bills in nonemergency situations, such as scheduled surgeries.
Finance$4B in DSH Cuts Likely Delayed Until Dec. 20
If the Senate passes the stopgap, President Trump is expected to sign it.
FinanceThe Case Of The ACA's Disappearing Taxes
The past decade has shown that it's been relatively easy to make hard-won tax increases go away, suggesting that health-related...
FinanceMedicare Buy-in for Older Americans Could Raise Premiums for Younger Consumers
The study projected that 6 million people would move from the individual markets to a Medicare buy-in program.
FinanceWorthwhile Reform or Wasted Time? Unpacking the Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule
While major hospital groups prepare to challenge the Trump administration in court over its rule, hospitals must begin the tedious...
FinanceEnforcing Hospital Price Transparency: Is $300 Max Daily Fine Big Enough?
If a hospital were to be assessed the maximum penalty for an entire year, it would owe $109,500 for failing...
FinanceCMS Issues Final Rule on Hospital Price Transparency, Pushes Effective Date to 2021
After months of feedback from payers and providers unhappy with a proposal to mandate price transparency in healthcare, the Trump...
FinanceTimeline of Trump's Push for Healthcare Price Transparency
The government has been busy these past two years promoting healthcare price transparency.