Association health plans — one of the options the Trump administration has expanded as an alternative to Affordable Care Act coverage — are a lot more comprehensive than some of their critics had feared, Modern Healthcare reports. The big picture: So far, most of the plans taking advantage of the administration’s new rules at least… Read More »
The Food and Drug Administration plans to limit sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to vape shops and move forward with a ban on menthol cigarettes as it tries to curb “epidemic” levels of teen e-cigarette use, according to senior FDA officials, who asked not to be named because the proposal is not yet public.
Dive Brief: CMS proposed a rule Friday that would allow Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to cover additional telehealth benefits starting in 2020. Specifically, Medicare plans will have more leeway on telehealth payments “to meet the needs of their enrollees,” CMS said. The agency’s proposal would also update the methodology for calculating star ratings. The… Read More »