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healthcare billing app

Credit: Better

By Kaiser Health News 10:43 am November 15, 2017
Better is among a new breed of start-ups trying to lead customers through the labyrinth of medical billing with a single app to submit claims.
Dr. Brett Giroir
By Kaiser Health News 01:09 pm August 10, 2017
The Texas physician is the president’s choice for assistant secretary of health but Senate Democrats say Giroir’s testimony left them skeptical that he would support women’s health programs.
track social determinants through EHRs
By Kaiser Health News 10:56 am August 07, 2017
Giving doctors more information about the home life of each patient will push health care in a new direction — away from more high-priced treatments.
veterans on medicaid
By Kaiser Health News 10:36 am June 30, 2017
GOP bill could hurt veterans by eliminating Medicaid access yet others argue reform of VA could help eliminate that concern. 

HHS Secretary Tom Price hosting a listening session on prescription drug costs on May 8. Photo via Twitter

By Kaiser Health News 12:22 pm May 10, 2017
Memo from HHS Secretary Tom Price's chief of staff instructed employees not to have "any communications" with Congress, staff without approval.
Republican healthcare bill ACHA

CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of HHS Tom Price walking through the capital building on May 3, 2017, after meeting about the GOP healthcare bill. Photo via Twitter.

By Kaiser Health News 09:40 am May 04, 2017
House leaders stressed that they are still working to muster a majority to pass the bill, originally scheduled for full floor vote in March.
Tom Price
By Kaiser Health News 02:39 pm March 30, 2017
Senators request “greater clarity” from AG Jeff Sessions about why Manhattan’s former U.S. attorney, Preet Bharara, was fired and whether any investigation of Price was a factor.
By Kaiser Health News 09:21 am March 24, 2017
Dumping essential health benefits from the proposed legislation could enable insurance companies to make their offerings much skimpier and put consumers at finanical risk, experts say. 
Trump NIH cuts
By Kaiser Health News 10:39 am March 20, 2017
The plan would cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health and research institutions are saying the move could be potentially devastating to their work.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the new GOP proposal would "drive down costs, encourage competition, and give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance."

By Kaiser Health News 07:01 am March 07, 2017
The proposed legislation would also keep two key provisions: Adult children can stay on their parents' insurance plan until age 26 and insurers cannot charge people with preexisting medical conditions more for coverage.

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