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928 Articles Matching "senate"

Aug. 13-17: Senate to Vote on HHS Funding

Aug 11, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 10—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would receive a small increase and funding for several hospital priorities under a FY19 funding bill that the Senate is expected to vote on next week....
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Texas Governor Walks Back Support Of ‘Red Flag’ Laws To Take Guns Away From People Who Pose An Immediate Threat

Aug 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Texas Senate also came out forcefully against the idea. In other news, media outlets offer a deeper look at the men behind two mass shootings....
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Senate panel eyes regulating insurance prior authorizations

Aug 01, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A key Senate health panel explored ways to standardize prior authorization across the insurance industry, but at least one witness was frustrated that lawmakers focused on creating new regulations before rolling back existing...
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Week Ahead: Make way for healthcare earnings results

Jul 28, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
This week ahead will be packed with more healthcare earnings results. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is also expected to meet again to tackle risings healthcare...
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Senate panel passes bill to end “gag clauses”

Jul 28, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
NACDS lauds Senate panel's action on bill to end gag clauses in contracts between health plans and pharmacies. Read More...
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Insurance gag-clause ban for pharmacists OK'd by Senate panel

Jul 26, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate health committee passed a bipartisan bill to ban insurance gag clauses on pharmacists dispensing prescription drugs—a measure lawmakers say will save consumers millions of...
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Senate officially confirms Wilkie as VA secretary

Jul 24, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Newly confirmed VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will be in charge of rolling out VA Choice reforms as Congress battles over the program's...
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Big money rolls in as GOP challenger pressures NJ Democrat Menendez for traditionally safe Senate seat

Jul 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
The developments come as Democrats look to at least hold the line in the Senate, where the GOP holds a slim 51-49...
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4 takeaway questions as the Senate looks at healthcare costs

Jul 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held its second hearing on healthcare spending Tuesday, with lawmakers and witnesses trying to drill down on big questions that could lead to concrete health...
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Democrats refocus fight against Trump's Supreme Court nominee on healthcare

Jul 12, 2018 , Reuters
Democrats on Wednesday were reorienting their uphill push to block U.S. Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, moving healthcare to the center of their strategy and putting less emphasis on abortion rights....
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CA Lawmaker Kills Bill To Punish Lying Lawyers After Major Donor Opposes It, Group Says

Jul 12, 2018 , Forbes
The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee stopped a popular bill after California's trial lawyers voiced their opposition to it, a legal reform group...
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Democrats Rally Against Threats To The ACA To Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Jul 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Senate Democrats see health care as an issue that could keep their caucus unified as the confirmation battle heats...
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Health Care Costs Could Be Shrunk By Curbing Hospital Consolidation/Out-Of-Network Fees, Senate Told

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
The costs of these hospital mergers are enormous. Less competitive markets have both higher prices and lower quality,” Harvard Global Health Institute Director Dr. Ashish Jha told the Senate Health...
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Trump selects Kavanaugh to be next Supreme Court justice

Jul 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appellate judge, comes with a long paper trail on healthcare issues including the Affordable Care Act. His conservative credentials nearly guarantee strong opposition from Senate Democrats and liberal...
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Week Ahead: 340B will get attention from federal watchdogs

Jul 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare 304B
Congress' so-called upper chamber will be busy this week. Senate hearings are set for 340B, opioids and the 2019...
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Senate panel considers giving HHS office authority to beef up 340B requirements

Jul 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare 304B
A key Senate panel is eyeing a change to 340B law to let HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration add new reporting requirements for covered hospitals and...
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Senate committee turns 340B spotlight on drugmakers

Jul 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare 304B
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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Senate panel eyes creating out-of-network billing limits

Jun 28, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A Senate health panel could spur federal action on out-of-network billing as lawmakers mull intervention over escalating health...
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Senate panel puts Wilkie on confirmation path for VA chief

Jun 28, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Robert Wilkie, the White House pick to lead the VA through expansion of the VA Choice program and the overhaul of its electronic health records system, mostly sailed through his Senate hearing, setting the course for his...
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Senate appropriators boost funds for rural telehealth, opioid epidemic

Jun 27, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Senate health appropriators are proposing a $2.3 billion hike to HHS' funding this year,including $1.5 billion in flexible grants for states battling the opioid epidemic. The bill also proposes expanding rural telehealth...
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