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HHS announces projected Part B premium price drop due to Aduhelm pricing

Medicare beneficiaries are expected to see lower Part B premiums in 2023 due to the lower price of Alzheimer’s drug, Aduholm.
Today, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said 2002 Medicare Part B premiums should be adjusted …

Leapfrog urges CMS not to suppress hospital safety data

In a statement this week directed at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Group urged the federal agency to nix a proposal that would put an end to the public reporting of data on medical and surgical complications.

Senate panel seeks to expand telehealth for Medicare mental health services

The Senate Finance Committee, led by Chair Ron Wyden (D.Ore.), is seeking to make permanent some of the telehealth flexibilities enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic that pertain to mental health services.

HHS withdraws Trump-era SUNSET rule

The Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn a Trump-era rule that mandated the sunset of any rule more than 10 years old unless it was reviewed within five years.

CMS expands Medicaid postpartum coverage into four new states

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved California, Florida, Kentucky and Oregon to expand Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage to up to one year postpartum – bringing the total number of states expanding postpa…

New York AG sues Roman Catholic Diocese over hospital retirees’ pensions

The New York Attorney General has filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, claiming the latter mishandled pensions for retirees of St. Clare’s Hospital, thereby allegedly dodging its financial and legal responsibilities.

Geisinger moves to AWS cloud in a decision expected to save millions annually

Geisinger has announced that it has chosen Amazon Web Services as its strategic cloud provider. 
The decision comes after a detailed multi-year review and selection process that identified transitioning to AWS will help save the health system several m…

More Americans are avoiding healthcare due to cost uncertainty

Almost half of respondents to a new survey, 44%, say they have avoided getting healthcare services because they were unsure of the costs.

No Surprises Act prevented 2 million surprise bills for the uninsured, survey finds

A survey by AHIP and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows The No Surprises Act, which was passed with the intent of preventing surprise medical bills, has lived up to that goal by preventing more than 2 million surprise medical bills across all…

Dr. Christina Harris named Cedars-Sinai’s VP and chief health equity officer

After a nationwide search, Dr. Christina Harris has been named Cedars-Sinai’s VP and chief health equity officer.

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