CMS administrator Seema Verma on Monday said the agency has rejected Kansas' request to impose a three-year limit on Medicaid coverage for certain beneficiaries, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Kansas, and Texas.
Ascension last week announced a new partnership with Australia-based Ramsay Health Care to form a new global supply chain firm—the first of its kind, according to Modern Healthcare—in hopes of reducing hospital prices for medical products and improving care quality.
Health systems including RWJBarnabas Health, Johns Hopkins, and Cleveland Clinic are looking beyond the hospital walls to invest in their local economies in hope of addressing social determinants of health, Kate King reports for the Wall Street Journal.
The United States will need to train an estimated one million new nurses by 2022 to care for aging baby boomers and replace retiring nurses—yet nursing schools are still rejecting thousands of qualified applicants each year, Parija Kavilanz writes for CNN Money.
The researchers say the findings "underscore the rapidly increasing involvement of synthetic opioids in the drug overdose epidemic and in recent increases in overdose deaths involving illicit and psychotherapeutic drugs."
Insurers say policies implemented by the Trump administration—such as eliminating the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty beginning in 2019—are driving proposed premium increases for exchange plans.