U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in his ruling said the hospital groups lacked standing, citing a federal law that prevents providers from taking action against HHS payment rules until Medicare has rejected a claim.
The state under the waiver may continue providing family planning services to eligible low-income individuals who are not enrolled in other public or private plans that provide such coverage, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Ohio, and Texas.
The bill includes $2.85 billion in funding for CHIP that will be allocated for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2018—which began on Oct. 1, 2017, and will run through March 31, 2018—but stakeholders say the funding might not be enough to fund states' CHIP programs through March.
CMS' final weekly enrollment snapshot shows federal exchange sign-ups fell by about 80,000 from the total CMS had reported on Dec. 21, a decline that the agency attributed to individuals canceling their plans.
Now that CMS has identified the 751 hospitals that will face Medicare payment cuts in FY 2018 under the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, we've estimated how much you stand to gain or lose through the three Medicare pay-for-performance programs this year. See how your hospital fared on our map.
A perspective published in PLOS Biology argues the sugar industry buried a 1960s study showing that sugar harms heart health—but the trade group that originally sponsored the study says "potential research findings" had nothing to do with its decision to end the research.