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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week:


CMS extension of transitional health plans could ding ACA market

The CMS has once again allowed insurers and states to renew so-called transitional health plans that pre-dated Affordable Care Act coverage requirements and that don't have to comply with those rules.

Modern Healthcare

Thursday, April 26, 2018


Anthem sees profits rise after scaling back participation in ObamaCare

Anthem experienced a profit boost in the first quarter of 2018 after scaling back its participation in the ObamaCare markets, the health insurer announced Wednesday.

The Hill

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

HHS proposes Medicare payment rules to encourage hospitals to be clearer about prices

The Trump administration is proposing to rewrite rules on federal payments to hospitals treating older Americans on Medicare, making it easier for patients to see the prices of procedures and care.

The Washington Post

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Senate Health panel approves opioid bill

The Senate Health Committee unanimously voted Tuesday to send the panel’s bipartisan opioid bill to the chamber’s floor.

The Hill

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Insurer group issues warning on Trump administration's short-term health plan proposal

The nation's largest trade group for health insurance companies is sounding the alarm on a proposal from the Trump administration that would expand the sale of plans that cover fewer services.

The Hill

Monday, April 23, 2018


These and more weekly news items on the business of healthcare are featured in the MCOL Weekend edition, along with the MCOL Tidbits, and more, for MCOL Premium level members.



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