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CMS expands telehealth options for Medicare Advantage plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow Medicare Advantage plans to cover a wider range of telehealth services. The new rule would give Medicare Advantage plans the flexibility to count certain telehealth specialists toward network adequacy requirements, including dermatology, psychiatry, cardiology, and primary care. The agency said the changes were designed to […]

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Opioid Bill Expands Treatment Options

By Christine Vestal In a rare bipartisan effort, Congress approved sprawling legislation — the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 — designed to make it easier for states to expand access to addiction treatment. President Donald Trump has promised to sign the bill. Addiction treatment advocates say two provisions — one that would allow Medicaid, […]

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Homeopathic Company Expands Recall as FDA Warns of Potentially ‘Life-Threatening’ Infections

By Beth Mole for Ars Technica Homeopathic product maker King Bio has now expanded a recall to include all of its water-based human and animal treatments—a vast list including nearly 600 products. The expansion comes as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it found “high levels of microbial contamination” that appears to be recurring […]