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New report shows variable vaccination rates by state

Emily Viles | Oct 4, 2019 | Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

The uninsured rate has increased for the first time in a decade, data shows

Emily Viles | Sep 10, 2019

US Census Bureau data released today demonstrates that the uninsured rate has increased for the first time since the ACA was implemented nearly a decade ago.  A year before the ACA was signed into law, the uninsured rate declined rapidly as health care became more affordable, and Medicaid was expanded...[ Read More ]

Trump Administration Announces $1.8 Billion in Funding to States to Continue Combating Opioid Crisis

| Sep 4, 2019

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states to continue the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis by expanding access to treatment and supporting near real-time data on the drug overdose crisis. The Centers for Disease Control...[ Read More ]

HHS proposes new rule to eliminate physician barriers to patient database

Emily Viles | Aug 28, 2019

HHS is proposing a rule, issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), that would eliminate barriers to patient records as physicians treat those with substance use disorders. The new rule would amend 42 CFR Part 2, and is part of an ongoing push to cut outdated...[ Read More ]

Use of telehealth rapidly increased according to FAIR Health report

Emily Viles | Jul 23, 2019

The increased utilization of telehealth and telemedicine in the health care market have had noticeable impacts on the market itself. FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims, took a deep dive into their claims data and...[ Read More ]