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06/20/2018 - Modern Healthcare By: Virgil Dickson
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission called on Congress to make key changes to the Medicaid drug rebate program to cut spending on drugs for low-income people.

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06/20/2018 - Modern Healthcare By: Susannah Luthi
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A key Senate panel is eying new reporting requirements for 340B hospitals and clinics, in line with the Trump administration's push to shake up the drug discount program that critics accuse hospitals of exploiting for the savings.

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06/20/2018 - STAT News By: Jenna Merandi and Thomas Bartman
WASHINGTON, D.C. - For many hospitals and health care systems, improving safety means being alert to things that go wrong, finding out why they happened, and fixing them. While this is a helpful approach, adding a new one aimed at anticipating errors can take patient safety to an entirely new level.

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06/20/2018 - The Register Herald By: Wendy Holdren
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require a federal study on the substance use disorder treatment infrastructure in the U.S.

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06/19/2018 - Modern Healthcare By: Steven Ross Johnson
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Patient visits to community health centers surged from 2010 to 2016, highlighting the continued need for the healthcare safety net despite greater access to insurance, according to a research released Thursday.

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06/19/2018 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the pending announcement. The Labor Department scheduled an announcement Tuesday morning.

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06/19/2018 - The Times West Virginian By: Eric Hrin
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Parkinson's Disease. Stroke. Acne. Anorexia. These health issues might not seem related, but they all have something in common.

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