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Senate Finance Panel’s Opioid Hearing to Focus on Changes to Medicare, Medicaid

Policy outline includes evaluations of prescriber and patient education about proper opioid use

GOP Lawmakers Expected to Draft Bill to Expand Telehealth Services Under Medicare

House Ways and Means Committee legislation intended to reduce unnecessary, expensive emergency room visits

Study Suggests Maryland’s Plan to Cut Health Costs Does Not Reduce Hospital Stays

But the program’s advocates say the study's scope is limited and uses old data

Lobbyists Say Bill Easing Privacy Protections for Addiction Records May Be Moving Ahead

It could be part of opioid crisis package, which a key House panel wants finalized by Memorial Day

DOJ’s Case Against AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Impact Health Care Mergers

Legal experts say if challenge succeeds, regulators would have a strong case to block deals such as CVS-Aetna

Fewer Voters See Obama Most Responsible for State of Health Care, ACA

Majority of respondents in poll still choose former president over Trump on Obamacare

Administration Eyes New Direction for CMS Innovation Office

White House finds agency spawned by Obamacare powerful tool to advance agenda

Cuts to Discounted Drug Program Threaten Some Hospital Services

Rural parts of the country could be hit hardest by the cuts, 340B advocates say

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