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Nov 30, 2018
he National Quality Forum Measure Applications Partnership today published a list of 39 measures that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering adopting in Medicare public reporting and payment programs.
Nov 30, 2018
The number of uninsured U.S. children rose by 276,000 in 2017, the first increase since comparable data became available in 2008, according to a new analysis by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
Nov 29, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule making Jan. 1 the effective date of its final regulations on drug ceiling prices and civil monetary penalties for manufacturers under the 340B Drug Pricing Program. 
Nov 29, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced four concepts that states can use to promote health coverage options under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act: account-based subsidies; state-specific premium assistance; adjusted plan options; and risk stabilization strategies.
Nov 29, 2018
Four in 10 acute care hospitals could electronically send, receive, find and integrate patient health information from outside providers or sources in 2017, up from three in 10 in 2016, according to a report released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Nov 29, 2018
A federal grand jury yesterday charged two Iranian men with developing and deploying the SamSam
Nov 29, 2018
U.S. life expectancy at birth continued to decline in 2017, from 78.7 years to 78.6, largely due to increase deaths from unintentional injuries, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 29, 2018
CVS Health yesterday announced it has completed its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna.
Nov 29, 2018
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, of which the AHA is a founding member, yesterday released a new ad urging Congress to keep its commitment to lower drug prices.
Nov 29, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: the county that’s leading the nation in reversing opioid overdose deaths, and meth-related overdoses are on the rise.