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May 28-June 1: Senate to Focus on Opioid Impacts in Medicare, Medicaid

May 26, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
May 24—The primary Senate committee overseeing Medicare and Medicaid will begin its look at the opioid crisis next week amid a quickly advancing body of bills targeting the issue....
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Senate committee eyes global budgets for rural providers

May 25, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate Finance Committee believes global budgets would bolster struggling rural healthcare...
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Senators propose new bills to increase telemedicine access for substance abuse disorders

May 25, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a slew of new bills that seek to increase access to telemedicine treatment for patients with substance abuse disorders. The proposed bills, three of which are telehealth-focused, are expected to be wrapped into a larger legislative package by the Senate Finance Committee and then undergo the markup process in the near...
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Senate sends VA Choice reforms to Trump

May 24, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health...
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Senate committee turns 340B spotlight on drugmakers

May 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate health committee took hospitals out of the 340B hot seat to focus on pharmaceutical companies. Lawmakers wanted to know how much drugmakers may be overcharging 340B hospitals for discounted...
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Amid Opioid Crisis, Chicago Drug Sales Rep License Gains National Momentum

May 16, 2018 , Forbes
Chicago's license for pharmaceutical sales representatives is now part of U.S. Senate legislation and a state bill in New Jersey as lawmakers look for new ways to battle the opioid...
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Week Ahead: 340B will get attention from federal watchdogs

May 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Congress' so-called upper chamber will be busy this week. Senate hearings are set for 340B, opioids and the 2019...
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May 14-18: Senate Holds 340B Hearing Amid Surge in Activity

May 11, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
May 10—Congress will once again examine the 340B discount drug program next week amid several judicial and regulatory developments related to the program....
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Senate Republicans in talks with Verma to expedite states' 1332 waivers

May 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate's two top GOP proponents for individual market exchange stabilization measures are in talks with CMS Administrator Seema Verma about making 1332 state innovation waivers easier to...
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Will The U.S. Senate Candidates Cater To The Past Or Will West Virginia's Coal Economy Evolve?

May 10, 2018 , Forbes
Will coal country change course and opt to diversity its economy? That’s what Republican Patrick Morissey and Democrat Joe Manchin will now debate in West Virginia’s general U.S. Senate election, which will pit party politics against personal...
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New CDC Chief On Board With Researching Gun Violence, Schumer Says

Apr 28, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he hopes the CDC "will use some of their newly increased resources from the omnibus spending package to get this done.” In other public health news: the E. coli outbreak, cancer, amputations, our ancestors' brains, and more....
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State Highlights: Advocates Call On New York Senate To Ban Conversion Therapy; Some Blue Cross Patients Face Paying 100% Of ER Visits In Texas

Apr 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New York, Texas, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Arizona, Louisiana and...
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Jackson bows out of VA secretary nomination

Apr 27, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Dr. Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration for the VA secretary nomination after Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee released detailed allegations from his tenure as White House...
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VA Secretary nominee Jackson accused of wrecking government vehicle, reckless prescribing

Apr 26, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Democrats of the Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee released detailed allegations against VA Secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson, including that he earned the nickname "Candyman" for allegedly reckless prescribing practices. The White House...
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Researchers Attribute California’s Decline In Gun Deaths To A Reduction Of Gang Violence

Apr 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Meanwhile in Delaware, the state Senate sent gun-control legislation to Gov. John Carney (D) for his approval. Six states have already passed similar "red flag" laws following the mass shooting in Parkland,...
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Senate panel advances opioid response bill, but Democrats say more is needed

Apr 25, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate took a bipartisan step toward helping states fight the opioid epidemic, although several Democratic senators said the proposed legislation wasn't strong...
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Senate VA committee delays Jackson confirmation hearing

Apr 25, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The White House is standing by VA secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson as key senators delay his confirmation hearing. The senators haven't revealed specific allegations, but they are seeking information on Jackson's...
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Michigan Senate Votes To Add Work Requirements To State’s Medicaid Program

Apr 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The bill would require able-bodied adults who receive Medicaid health care coverage to either work at least 29 hours a week or be enrolled in a job training or education program. The legislation now moves to the House for consideration. Media outlets report on Medicaid news out of Tennessee, Massachusetts and California, as...
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Declining Opioid Prescription Rates Show That Drumbeat Of Alarm Over Crisis Is Producing Results

Apr 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
But some advocates are now worried that patients with chronic pain are being undertreated. Meanwhile, NIH wants to conduct research on fentanyl, but the nationwide law-enforcement crackdown on opioid abuse means scientists are having a hard time getting permission to get samples of the illegal products they need to study. And the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on improving Medicaid, Medicare and other programs that cope with the effects of substance...
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Gay Conversion Therapy Would Be Added To List Of Deceptive Business Practices Under Proposed California Bill

Apr 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The bill, which passed the state Assembly, now moves to the Senate. Despite no evidence that the therapy works, some religious groups have said such a law would violate their constitutional...
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