CMS: 2018 HealthCare.gov enrollment climbs to 3.6 million

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More than 3.6 million people selected a 2018 health plan through HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 2, including more than 823,000 last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported today. About three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Enrollment

1. FDA updates drug product shortages resulting from Hurricane Maria

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Hurricane Maria's impact on drug manufacturing facilities on Puerto Rico has exacerbated the ongoing shortage of amino acids for injections, in addition to other medical supplies, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said yesterday. According to the agency, the... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Drug Shortages

CMS: 2018 HealthCare.gov enrollment approaches 2.8 million

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Nearly 2.8 million people selected a 2018 health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-25, including nearly 500,000 last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported today. About 70% of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers. Thirty-nine states are using... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Enrollment

CMS releases draft guidance for 2019 qualified health plans

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late yesterday released the 2019 draft letter that provides guidance to issuers of qualified health plans interested in selling health coverage through the health insurance marketplaces. The guidance contains key deadlines and incorporates policy changes... read more

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Tag: Coverage

AHA webinar Dec. 6 on strategic workforce development

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The AHA Workforce Center will host a Dec. 6 webinar on "Workforce Planning from a Health System Perspective," the second in an AHA series on "Sustainable Healthcare Delivery through Strategic Workforce Development." Speakers will discuss challenges and successes in strategic workforce planning and... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: workforce

AHA shares concerns on proposals for 2019 health insurance marketplaces

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The AHA today submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the agency's proposed notice of benefit and payment parameters for the 2019 health insurance marketplaces. "While we appreciate CMS's efforts to reduce regulatory burden within the health care system and provide states... read more

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Tags: Coverage, access

Dec. 21 hearing scheduled in 340B lawsuit

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U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras will hear arguments Dec. 21 in AHA's lawsuit to prevent the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from reducing Medicare payments for hospital outpatient drugs under the 340B drug savings program by nearly 30%. AHA is joined in the lawsuit by the Association... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Drug Pricing Program, access

CDC survey: Uninsured rate unchanged in first six months of 2017

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An estimated 28.8 million U.S. residents, or 9%, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first six months of 2017, according to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about the same as in 2016, but 19.8 million fewer people than in 2010, the authors... read more

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Tag: Coverage

CMS: 2018 HealthCare.gov enrollment approaches 1.5 million

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Nearly 1.5 million people selected a 2018 health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-11, including more than 876,000 last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported today. More than three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers. Thirty-nine... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CMS: More than 600,000 marketplace enrollments in first week

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More than 601,000 people selected a health plan through the federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace during the first week of open enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. About three-quarters of the plan selections were by 2017 enrollees who were actively or... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Coverage

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