Finance17 State Insurance Departments Approve Centene-WellCare Merger
The latest approvals keep the deal on pace to close during the first half of 2020.
Electronic Attachment Rule Still Going Begging at CMS
Proposed rule now slated for a December release, according to Unified Agenda.
Clinical CareEPA Ban on Sewering Hazardous Waste Drugs Takes Effect Wednesday
The sewering ban, one of the more stringent changes outlined in EPA's rule, is the only part of the rule...
Non-English Speakers Face Health Setback If Trump Loosens Language Rules
The government acknowledges that the change would lead to fewer people with limited English skills accessing healthcare and fewer reports...
Trump Administration Rule Would Undo Healthcare Protections For LGBTQ Patients
HHS seeks to change how far civil rights protections extend and how those protections are enforced.
Some Senators Urge Caution, Some Carp at Pace of Healthcare EHR Adoption
ONC was asked to consider slowing down the two-year implementation window, but one committee member blasted a 'dysfunctional' healthcare system...
CMS Propose Rule Would Strengthen Oversight of Accrediting Organizations
Proposed rule will increase transparency of changes of ownerships for AOs with Medicare deeming authority to safeguard patient safety.
StrategyCMS Launches 'Comprehensive Review' of Nursing Homes Regulation
CMS Administrator Seema Verma details a five-point plan to improve quality of care and regulatory enforcement at the nation's nursing...
FinanceMedicaid Work Requirements Could Erode ACA Coverage Gains
A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program as states push...
Finance3 Dos and Don'ts of Medicaid Work Requirements
Hospitals should take action in the face of shrinking Medicaid rolls and revenue loss.
Health Insurers Want More Time For Trump's HRA Proposal
AHIP wants the effective date of the final rule to be pushed back by 18 months or more, claiming the...
Dignity Health, CHI Merger Pushed Back One Month
No specific reason was given for the delay, but CommonSpirit Health is expected to be operational on January 31, 2019.