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HHS May Nix Reporting Requirements for Value-Based Care Program, Azar Says

Some physicians have complained that MIPS reporting requirements are burdensome and expensive

Voters Split Over Trump’s Response to U.S. Opioid Epidemic

38% in poll say his public health emergency order has been sufficient; 36% say it's not enough to combat crisis

Community Health Centers Brace for Layoffs With Federal Funds in Limbo

With grants set to expire at the end of March, health center executives warn of cuts to staff and services

Health Care Was Voters’ Top SOTU Topic. Trump Emphasized Immigration.

The president spent considerably more time discussing his multi-pronged immigration plan

Plurality of Poll Respondents OK With Amazon Handling Mail-Order Drugs

But fewer people express trust in voice-activated technology for handling other aspect of health care

Post-Acute Care Providers Upset Over Being Left Out of Bundled-Payment Test Program

CMS' move excludes nursing homes, which had the largest number of providers in similar Obama-era program

House Energy and Commerce Report Calls for 340B Discount Drug Program Overhaul

Recommendations include congressional action to increase transparency and reporting requirements for hospitals

HHS Nominee Azar Says He Backs Mandatory Pilot Payment Programs

His stance contrasts with Trump administration's push for voluntary payment programs in shift to value-based care

ACA Repeal Effort Dominated Health Policy in 2017 but Fight Seen Petering Out in ’18

With a slimmer majority in 2018, GOP lawmakers aren't expected to revive push to repeal Obamacare, experts say

Higher Demand Seen for Short-Term Insurance as ACA Mandate Set for Repeal

Obamacare exchanges at greater risk if healthier people end up turning to cheaper, skimpier coverage, experts say