The CMS might allow hospitals and health systems to pay directly for housing, healthy food or other solutions for the "whole person" through the Medicaid program, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim meeting.
The FDA on Nov. 2 approved a new super-potent opioid tablet for use in hospitals. While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still present a major challenge for combating the overall opioid crisis.
Kentucky-based Medicaid managed-care health insurer Passport Health Plan has introduced a pilot program to address the high rate of premature births among its members by using analytics to identify at-risk patients earlier in their pregnancies.
America's low health literacy rate has raised concerns about whether hospitals are taking the wrong approaches to educate patients, or if financial incentives for providers are too small.
A study of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health looked at marijuana use among women 18 to 45 years old. Here’s a snapshot of those who smoked pot in the last month while pregnant.
President Donald Trump pledged to put an "extremely big dent" in the scourge of drug addiction in America as he signed legislation intended to help tackle the opioid crisis, the deadliest epidemic of overdoses in the country's history.
Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.
For states that haven't expanded Medicaid, the push to do so isn't just about leaving money on the table. It's also about no longer subsidizing other states without benefit, according to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia.
Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.
Health insurers in Pennsylvania pledged to remove advanced approval requirements for prescribing medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder. Advocates expect the move could expand access to thousands throughout the state.
The federal government doled out more than $2 billion in fiscal 2018 to support medical and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Advocates say the program's success should serve as a model for commitment needed to address the opioid crisis.