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Trump administration finalizes Medicare Advantage telehealth benefit policy

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be able to add additional telehealth benefits starting in plan year 2020 under a final ruleannounced by the Trump Administration on Friday afternoon. Under the new policy, patients on MA planswould be able to have the option to receivehealth care services from places like their homes, rather than requiring them

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Trump’s Chinese tariffs threaten to cost medical device makers $138 million a year, MITA says

The medical imaging group is asking for medical devices and components to be exempt from the presidents tariffs on Chinese imports. President Donald Trumps tariffs on Chinese imports will cost American medical device makers more than $138 million this year, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance estimates. As a result, the group is calling for

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19 states file lawsuit against Trump over decision to halt Obamacare subsidies

Attorneys general in 19 states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to stop payments that lower health insurance deductibles and co-pays for millions of Americans with modest incomes.California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York are among the states announcing they had filed the lawsuit in federal court in California.Trump said

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Trumps Proposed Medicaid Cuts To Worsen Chasm In Care Access Telehealth Can Bridge The Gap

While health policy decisions seem to be routinely made at the federal level without regard to their impact on patient care or population health, payers and providers dont have that luxury.Underscoring that point, the proposed $800+ million federal budgets cuts to Medicaid from the House and a similar proposal from the Senate would cut Medicaid

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After 7 Months in Office, How’s Trump Doing on Cybersecurity?

Analyzing Donald Trump’s cybersecurity policy seven months into his administration highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.Also in the Security Report (click on player to listen), hear about White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce taking the highly unusual step to appear on network TV to warn the public about using computer security software

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