Over 1,300 rural hospitals and other healthcare organizations that serve low-income communities added their voices to the growing list of stakeholders opposing proposed payment cuts to the 340B Drug Pricing program. CMS proposed in July 2017 to reduce hospital reimbursement for most 340B prescription drugs. Rather than paying eligible hospitals...Read more
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Rates of drug overdose deaths are rising in nonmetropolitan (rural) areas, surpassing rates in metropolitan (urban) areas, according to a new report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drug overdoses are the leading cause of...Read more
Methamphetamine has dropped out of the public spotlight since the time, more than a decade ago, when it was labeled “America’s most dangerous drug.” But the highly addictive stimulant is at least as common now as it ever was in Nebraska, far outpacing the opioids plaguing many other...Read more
Three House Representatives recently called on their Congressional peers to postpone implementing a rule that would reduce Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments starting on Oct. 1, 2017. The bipartisan letter from Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), John Culberson (R-TX) and Steven Palazzo (R-MS) explained that the scheduled supplemental payment...Read more
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