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Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has labored zealously to cut federal regulations, but its latest move has still astonished some experts on health care: It has asked for recommendations to relax rules that prohibit kickbacks and other payments intended to influence care for people on Medicare or Medicaid. The goal is to open pathways for… Read More »

Trump administration overhauls Medicare website to help with plan comparisons

The Trump administration is rolling out new online tools to help seniors compare the differences between traditional Medicare plans and those offered by private health insurance. The latest installment to the Medicare.gov website, called eMedicare, has a new feature allowing beneficiaries to chat online with government staffers to ask questions as they are looking at… Read More »

Trump administration moves to give Medicare drug plans more control over their offerings

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to give Medicare drug plans more choices in the products they can offer patients, in a bid to boost their buying power and lower drug prices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that, starting in 2020, Medicare prescription drug plans can take advantage of a tool, called an… Read More »