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Doctors Give Medicare’s Proposal To Pay For Telemedicine Poor Prognosis

This story additionally ran on USA In the present day. This story will be republished at no cost (particulars). The Trump administration needs Medicare for the primary time to embrace telemedicine throughout the nation by paying medical doctors $14 for a five-minute “check-in” cellphone name with their sufferers. However many …

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No More Secrets: Congress Bans Pharmacist ‘Gag Orders’ On Drug Prices

This story additionally ran on NBC Information. This story may be republished at no cost (particulars). For years, most pharmacists couldn’t give clients even a clue about a simple approach to economize on prescribed drugs. However the restraints are coming off. When the money worth for a prescription is lower …

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The Feds’ Termination Of A Tiny Contract Inflames Bitter Fight Over Fetal Tissue

Federal well being officers introduced late final month they’d terminated their contract with an organization that provides human fetal tissue for medical analysis and have been checking that related contracts, in addition to research carried out with that tissue, adjust to federal regulation. The seemingly innocuous launch a few tiny …

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In The Battle To Control Drug Costs, Old Patent Laws Get New Life

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Well being Information Within the drug pricing battle, progressive lawmakers corresponding to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and sufferers’ rights activists hardly ever discover themselves in line with the well being trade’s massive gamers. However in a twist, these normally at-odds actors are championing comparable techniques to tame …

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

It’s exhausting to consider something occurred this week aside from the listening to for Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, however there really was some health-related information, as nicely. Right here’s what you might need missed. Congress managed to avert a authorities shutdown, which …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ (Almost) Live from Austin!

(From left) Julie Rovner, Joanne Kenen, Alice Ollstein and Anna Edney President Donald Trump’s proposed rule that may make it tougher for immigrants to achieve everlasting standing in the event that they use authorities support packages might have a serious impression in Texas, with its massive immigrant inhabitants. Texas can …

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Threat To The ACA Turns Up The Heat On Attorney General Races

For years, congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal the Reasonably priced Care Act. Now, in a case sending shock waves by means of midterm election campaigns, Republican attorneys common throughout the nation could also be poised to make good on that promise. The case, Texas v. United States, reveals simply …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ A Detour On A Smoking Off-Ramp

Sarah Jane Tribble Kaiser Well being Information @sjtribble Read Sarah Jane's Stories Rebecca Adams CQ Roll Name @RebeccaAdamsDC Read Rebecca's Stories Stephanie Armour The Wall Avenue Journal @StephArmour1 Read Stephanie's Stories Kimberly Leonard Washington Examiner @leonardkl Read Kimberly's Stories The Meals and Drug Administration declared Wednesday that vaping amongst youngsters …

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