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Virginia poll shows partisan divide on gun control, Medicaid

Voters in the commonwealth want hospitals to pay for Medicaid expansion, don’t want businesses to deny service to gay customers and do support background checks at gun shows, a new poll shows.

HHS budget would rise to $1.1 trillion and encourage states to expand Medicaid

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Spending for the Department of Health and Human Services would increase to $1.1 trillion under a proposal that would add large mandatory expenditures for cancer research and fighting drug addictions while slightly decreasing the department’s discretionary programs.Read full article >>

Roundup of AMP Final Rule Analyses (Plus Two New CMS Webinars)

In Seven Pharmacy and Channel Implications of the New AMP Final Rule, I gave you my $0.02 on the Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Want to know more? Below, I highlight...Show More Summary

Teaching LGBT Issues in the New Era of Medical Education

In October of 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services—the agency responsible for covering a third of the U.S. population and dictating U.S. health care practices—issued a mandate requiring that all electronic health records include specific fields about gender identity and sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Mich. Gov. Seeks Medicaid Expansion for Kids Exposed to Lead

"Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday he will seek permission from the Obama administration to allow all young people in Flint the chance to receive publicly funded health care services for lead exposure amid the city's contaminated drinking water crisis."

Walgreens won’t use “unsafe” Theranos lab for tests

In the wake of a letter penned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses lab startup Theranos of issues that post “immediate jeopardy to patient safety,” its biggest corporate supporter is once again distancing itself from the company. Show More Summary

Early Theranos Fan Walgreens Will No Longer Send Tests to Theranos Lab 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Blood testing startup Theranos is having a terrible week. First, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent the company a letter saying its California facility poses “immediate jeopardy to patient safety.” Now, Walgreens will no longer send its lab tests to Theranos’ Newark, California location. Read more...

'A very damning letter': Here's how serious the problems at Theranos really are

The US government has its eye on Theranos, the blood-testing company once valued at $9 billion. In an inspection last November that has just come to light, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found that one of the company's...Show More Summary

Theranos' Lab Practices 'Pose Immediate Jeopardy to Patient Health,' According to Government Agency

A letter sent to the controversial blood-testing startup by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services showed that Theranos violated at least five clinical-laboratory regulations.

Theranos Lab Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy to Patient Safety,' According to Government Letter

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has delivered a strongly worded letter to blood testing startup Theranos, saying its California facility poses “immediate jeopardy to patient safety,” and that it has 10 days to comply with “acceptable evidence of correction.” Read more...

Beating A Dead Unicorn: Theranos Lab Poses "Immediate Jeopardy To Patient Safety" CMS Warns

Confirming what we detailed earlier this week, queen of the unicorns Elizabath Holmes is in big trouble... THERANOS 'NOT IN COMPLIANCE' WITH GOVERNMENT RULES, AGENCY SAYS CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES COMMENTS IN LETTERShow More Summary

Theranos is putting people's health at risk, US government says

Theranos is in trouble. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one of the federal bodies that regulates laboratory blood tests, sent the company a letter released Wednesday (uploaded by The Verge) that showed that it violated...Show More Summary

New Video Shows How Medicaid Expansion Helps States

In just two years, health reform's Medicaid expansion has helped states make big gains in health coverage, increase access to health care services among poor adults, and save money. A new video from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,...Show More Summary

Michigan Governor Snyder seeking additional Medicaid expansion for Flint children

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is requesting an additional Medicaid expansion for all people under 21 in Flint regardless of income or prior insurance in order to provide adequate and lower-cost services for young people who may haveShow More Summary

Seven Pharmacy and Channel Implications of the New AMP Final Rule

Well, pierce my ears and call me drafty! Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally released its long-overdue final rule regarding Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Show More Summary

McAuliffe administration seeks $110 million to boost services for disabled

Republican lawmakers may tap other state programs to help people with disabilities awaiting Medicaid waivers.

Medicare Part D 2016: 75% of Seniors in a Preferred Pharmacy Network (PLUS: Which Plans Won and Lost)

Narrow pharmacy networks—either preferred or limited models—are now a widely accepted element of benefit design. Just released data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms that preferred cost-sharing networks continue to dominate Medicare Part D. Show More Summary

Improved Electronic Health Records Enable Physician Practice Preparedness for Population Health and Value-based Care

The U.S. ambulatory electronic health record market has expanded significantly over the past five years due to incentives provided by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rapid advancement of technology and healthcare reform...Show More Summary

Mental Health CEO Earns Prison Time For Hiring A Fortune Teller

In an odd turn of national news, a Barry County, Michigan Medicaid CEO has just been sentenced to a minimum of 32 months/maximum of 10 years in prison for using public funds to finance the services of his fortune teller. Ervin Brinker, 69, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to two counts of Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy... Show More Summary

Insurance Coverage of Doula Care Would Benefit Patients and Service Providers Alike

A new report recommends that states take advantage of the Medicaid rule allowing reimbursement of doula services or that they mandate that both public and private insurance provide comprehensive coverage of doula care. Image: Shutterstock The post Insurance Coverage of Doula Care Would Benefit Patients and Service Providers Alike appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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