CMS last week issued a proposed rule to update the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2023, proposing changes to physician payments and the Medicare Shared Savings Program, as well as new policies to expand patient access to behavioral health care, cancer screenings, and more.
HHS on Monday issued guidance saying the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act pre-empts state law, meaning health care providers "must provide" abortions if they feel it is necessary in a medical emergency, regardless of whether abortion is banned in their state.
Semaglutide, a weight-loss drug developed by Novo Nordisk, is currently in short supply due to high demand, leading some people to seek out "generic" or compounded versions of the drug instead, Sophie Putka reports for MedPage Today. But obesity specialists warn against using compounded semaglutide since its quality and safety cannot be guaranteed.
The health care industry added an estimated 56,700 jobs in June, up from 28,300 jobs added in May, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. See which sector led the hiring surge on our interactive charts.
While scientists and health experts still do not understand the full extent of long Covid, the condition is estimated to affect millions of Americans, placing a heavy burden on patients as well as the U.S. economy, insurers, and life sciences companies.
Although new innovations in cancer treatments have helped more patients survive the disease, many of them also end up with "devastating" medical debt and must make difficult decisions between paying for care or other basic needs, Noam Levey writes for Kaiser Health News.
HRA Pharma on Monday asked FDA for permission to sell a birth control pill over the counter for the first time, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, New York, and Utah.
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