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The American Medical Association released their 'Economic Impact Study' showing, "that doctors in the U.S. each support, directly and indirectly, an average of just more than 17 jobs." The AMA's report includes an interactive map showing the economic activity, directly and indirectly, related to physicians in...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, announced regulations now giving states the ability to require their Medicaid recipients to work if able. States have already filed paperwork to put their work requirements in place. [button link="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/11/577307947/hhs-will-let-states-require-people-to-work-for-medicaid" hover_type="default" text="Read More"]...

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced new regulations today expanding reasonable costs for Veterans seeking emergency care outside of the VA system. Given the VA's recent actions to remedy delayed payments to community providers, the expansion of emergency benefits is welcomed additional support for our...

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a notice of proposed rulemaking as they seek input on how to expand their Rural Health Care Program. The FCC aims to ensure rural healthcare providers get the support they need while guarding against waste, fraud, and abuse in the program....

Congress has continued to struggle to come to an agreement on long-term government funding. Just as Congress ended their 2017 session, they voted to approve more short-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. This funding will last until March, longer than other short-term funding...

A U.S. District Court Judge ruled against hospitals’ request for an injunction against a CMS regulation that takes effect January 1, 2018, that cuts 340B drug payments under Medicare Part B.  The payment cut is 28.5%. The judge ruled that the hospitals didn’t have standing as the rule had not...

 PBS spoke with experts to analyze the potential impact of the most recent tax bill on the health care industry. More information will come as the most recent bill is finalized and shared publicly, but their analysis is helpful as we consider how it will...

House Committee on Veterans Affairs passed their legislation making permanent the Veteran's Care in the Community and Veterans Choice Programs. Committee Chairman Phil Roe released the statement following the bill's passage: "For the last eleven months, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has worked tirelessly on behalf...