News and Updates

HHS Announces Primary Care Payment Pilots

On April 22, 2019, HHS unveiled new Medicare pilot projects that would encourage primary care providers to take on greater financial risk and support providers that focus on high-need patients with chronic illnesses. The pilots are voluntary, five-year projects that will be administered […]

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HRSA Launches 340B Ceiling Price Database

On April 1, 2019, the Health Resources and Services Administration implemented its long-delayed final rule on 340B ceiling price transparency, releasing a database reporting the maximum price drug manufacturers may charge covered entities for 340B drugs. Several hospital groups had filed a lawsuit to force HRSA […]

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MACPAC Releases Recommendations on Medicaid DSH Cuts

On March 18, 2019, MACPAC published its recommendations for restructuring the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program. In its March 2019 Report to Congress, MACPAC outlined three recommendations for minimizing the impact of DSH cuts on safety net hospitals: 1) Gradually phase in reductions […]

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