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CMS may propose restarting $10B risk-adjustment payments

Originally published by Modern Healthcare on July 19, 2018. Written by Virgil Dickson. The CMS may soon restart making billions of dollars in risk-adjustment payments to insurance companies with plans on the individual market via a new rulemaking. The agency […]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Originally published by ProPublica and NPR on July 17, 2018. Written by Marshall Allen. To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data […]

Rhode Island Expands Access to Life-Saving Hepatitis C Treatment

(Providence, RI – July 10, 2018) The Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) and advocates for patients with Hepatitis C (HCV) today announced a change to the state’s Medicaid policy that will increase access to life-saving treatment for […]

Analysis: CMS Stopping Risk Adjustment Payments Leaves Insurance Premiums in Limbo, Jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

Originally published by Healio on July 13, 2018. Written by Janel Miller. The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and insurance premiums unanswered, experts and medical […]

R.I. Broadens Medicaid Coverage for Treatment of Hepatitis C

Originally published by Providence Journal on July 11, 2018. Written by G. Wayne Miller. Rhode Island’s Medicaid policy has been revised to cover the costs of treatment for all beneficiaries who are living with the potentially deadly blood-borne Hepatitis C […]

Food Waste Still a Priority in Latest Farm Bill

Originally published by Waste Dive on July 11, 2018. Written by Cole Rosengren. Dive Brief: The Senate’s latest Farm Bill draft—passed as the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 on June 28—still contains multiple relevant items on food waste, according to analysis by the […]

Rx: Zucchini, Brown Rice, Turkey Soup

This story is part of a collaboration between WHYY’s The Pulse, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Kaiser Health News. Published on July 8, 2018; written by Phil Galewitz. PHILADELPHIA — Feliciano Pagan stood at his front door when the MANNA food truck pulled up to his […]

Baldor Foods Sustainability Director to CPG: Treat Food Waste as Asset, Not Liability

Originally published by Project NOSH on July 3, 2018. Written by Meagan McGinnes. It’s time to throw out the word “waste” when talking about food, according to specialty products and produce distributor Baldor Specialty Foods. In 2016, the New York-based […]

Not All Californians Can Get Life-Saving Hepatitis C Treatment. Governor’s Budget Aims to Fix.

Originally published by The Sacramento Bee on June 27, 2018. Written by Hannah Holzer. Brad Sims, 67, lived with chronic hepatitis C until, two years after a liver transplant in 1991, he went through a multi-week specialized treatment covered by […]

3 Key Areas to Watch in the National Organics Conversation

Originally published by Waste Dive on June 28, 2018. Written by Cole Rosengren. The food waste movement is alive and well, experiencing rapid growth and continually attracting awareness, according to discussions at this week’s 2018 U.S. Food Waste Summit. While […]