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Trump administration proposes easing privacy rules for addiction history

A pharmacist empties a prescription bottle of opioid painkillers that she filled for a patient at the pharmacy inside the facility in Boston. John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty Images The Trump administration unveiled a proposal Thursday afternoon that would make it easier for health-care providers to known whether a patient has a history… Read More »

Senate committee proposes massive bill to lower healthcare costs

Providers and payers were hit with a series of proposed legislation, policies and court action this week that affects drug prices, surprise bills and their contracts. This includes Senate and House committee bills to lower drug costs and for single-payer healthcare, a Health and Human Services announcement ending LGBT discrimination protections in the Affordable Care… Read More »

CMS proposes to pay for transformative IT

To address disparities between urban and rural hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing to increase the wage index of low wage index hospitals, such as those in rural areas. WHY IT MATTERS The proposed rule would update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term… Read More »