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U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two dozen U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds. FILE PHOTO: A pro-choice activist holds a sign in downtown Memphis during a “Stop… Read More »

Group takes OMB to task for missing information blocking rule deadline

Although a proposed information blocking rule has been under review by the Office of Management and Budget since September, the agency has missed the 90-day deadline for completing its review. That’s the contention of Health IT Now, a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers, which says OMB’s foot-dragging is “undermining” the intent… Read More »

Healthcare Leaders Praise Telehealth Advancements, Delayed E&M Coding Changes in Recent CMS Rule

Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 1, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule that provides updates to the Physician Fee Schedule and calendar-year 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which encapsulates the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models In the proposed rule, which was released… Read More »