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Jan 15, 2021
Physicians registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration will no longer need to meet the X-waiver requirement to prescribe treatments such as buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, the Department of Health and Human Services announced.
Jan 15, 2021
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar directed the department’s operating divisions and offices to review and revise their procedures related to civil enforcement actions and adjudications “to ensure that they promote fairness and transparency.”
Jan 15, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized additional provisions for the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs beginning in 2022.
Jan 15, 2021
As urged by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officially withdrew a proposed rule intended to increase oversight and transparency in Medicaid supplemental payment programs, including Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, and how states finance these programs.
Jan 15, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule that seeks to streamline prior authorization processes implemented by health plans serving the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
Jan 15, 2021
President-elect Biden is planning to host a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19 — the night before he is inaugurated president.
Jan 15, 2021 by Rick Pollack
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since it became a federal holiday in 1983, MLK Day has become widely celebrated as a day of public service for individuals, communities and organizations.
Jan 14, 2021
Richard Beigi, M.D., president of UPMC Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh and professor of reproductive sciences at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will serve as 2021 chair of the AHA Maternal and Child Health Council.
Jan 14, 2021
Starting by July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will reprocess calendar year 2019 claims for hospital outpatient clinic visit services provided in off-campus provider-based departments excepted under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 to pay them at 70% of the outpatient prospective payment system rate, the same rate as non-excepted departments, the agency announced.
Jan 14, 2021
President Trump signed into law AHA-supported legislation that repeals the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption available to commercial health insurers for anticompetitive conduct.