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Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

Despite CMS rule, few hospitals post prices in a coherent fashion, study says

Dive Brief: Despite CMS issuing a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for many services as of Jan. 1, few of the larger institutions are making such data readily available, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that fewer than half of the nation’s hospitals had chargemaster data… Read More »

Federal Health Care Rule Tries to Roll Back LGBT Protections

The Trump administration has issued a new health care rule that ends protections against anti-LGBT discrimination. Specifically, it states that anti-discrimination rules do not cover gender identity and sex stereotyping. The media has portrayed this as mostly an attack against transgender people, who are certain to be especially vulnerable, but advocates point out that the… Read More »

New Trump rule to make more health care rates public – The Washington Post

The Trump administration on Friday issued controversial rules compelling hospitals and insurers to give consumers more information upfront about what their care will cost — requirements that the president called a historic step to give Americans tools to shop for affordable health care. Under one rule resisted for months by a broad swath of the… Read More »

Why ‘one app to rule them all’ is not the future of digital health – TechCrunch

Chris Hogg Contributor Chris Hogg is a digital health advocate interested in how new forms of health data are changing the relationship between physician and patient. As CCO of Propeller Health, he leads the company’s San Francisco office and oversees the pharma BD, health system and payer sales, clinical and medical affairs and data science… Read More »

CMS tweaks hospital wage index change in final rule

Dive Brief: CMS has finalized some proposed changes to the hospital wage index but is heeding some concerns from national groups like the American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals that facilities in urban areas would be unfairly dinged in the original plan. The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule released late Friday will… Read More »