Trump health chief: Premiums to drop for popular ACA plan
Premiums for a popular type of “silver” health plan under the Affordable Care Act will edge downward next year in most states, the Trump administration’s health chief announced Thursday.
GOP lawmaker touts move to lift limits on telehealth for opioid treatment
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) on Thursday touted legislation to use telehealth to prescribe drugs to treat opioid addiction, a move he said would make it easier to fight the epidemic.
New York hospitals see slight drop in readmissions, but rates still high
Albany Times Union
New York hospitals slightly reduced their readmission rates last year, but the state still has the nation’s highest overall 30-day readmission rate, according to a new Kaiser Health News analysis.
Most WNY hospitals dinged for readmissions
Buffalo Business First
Nearly all of the region’s hospitals will see reimbursement penalties related to readmissions of Medicare patients.