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Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. November 9, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. November 9, 2018

November 9, 2018 Open enrollment is now open The 2019 open enrollment period is open! Between now and December 15, Americans can register or renew their marketplace health care coverage on healthcare.gov. Plans purchased during this open enrollment period will take effect on January 1, 2019. New changes in the market are expected this year. Premiums for […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. October 26, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 CMS gives states greater power in innovation waivers, threatens coverage The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released on Monday new guidance that will dramatically change the way states are able to make changes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements in their insurance marketplaces. CMS’ goal is to give more power […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. October 12, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 $10 million from DoD to go to melanoma research in FY 2019 HR 6157, the spending bill which recently passed and set funding for the Departments of Labor, Defense and Health and Human Services in FY 2019, includes $10 million for melanoma research funded through the Department of Defense (DoD). Active and retired members […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. September 28, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018 New House spending bill strips critical prevention funding Congress this week passed an appropriations bill, HR 6157, which secured funding for FY 2019 for the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. While this bill boosts spending for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it also shifted $805 […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. September 14, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018 New changes from CMS may impact drug coverage On August 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued additional guidance on the upcoming changes to Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs. Currently, Part D plans must cover all approved uses for the drugs on their formularies. Beginning January 1, […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. August 31, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018 USPSTF releases final recommendation for cervical cancer screening The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) last Tuesday released its final recommendations for cervical cancer screening, reversing its position on co-testing from the draft recommendations released last year. Co-testing, which combines both a Pap smear and HPV test, identifies more cases of cervical […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. August 17, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 Short-term plan rule finalized The Trump administration recently released its final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans, set to take effect in two months. The rule will expand the maximum duration of these plans from three months to one year, with the potential to renew for up to three years. These […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. August 3, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018 12 attorneys general file lawsuit to block new association health plan rule  A group of 12 attorneys general from 11 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration to block its rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), claiming it violates the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. July 6, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018 Kentucky waiver blocked Federal judge James Boasberg blocked a Medicaid waiver that would impose work requirements for Medicaid coverage in Kentucky. Though the waiver had previously been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Judge Boasberg struck it down because it would violate Medicaid’s purpose of providing health coverage for […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. June 8, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018 New recommendations for colorectal cancer screening Last week, the American Cancer Society released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening that say everyone of average risk should begin regular screening at age 45 (previous recommendations said to begin at age 50). The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports this change, as there has been a […]