The Daily Scan

May 1, 2018

Last Updated 1:10 PM EST

 

Medicare

  • A new report from the National Council on Aging and Clear Choices critiqued the User Interface and User Experience of the Medicare Plan Finder Tool, calling it “confusing” and “difficult to navigate.” (NCOA.org)

Medicaid

  • Health care activists in the state of Maine filed a petition against the State’s Department of Health and Human Services over their failure to enact a Medicaid expansion that was approved by voters in a November 2017 election. (MEJP.org)

 

Legislation

  • Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington, a member of the Senate Health Committee, is raising questions about CDC Director Robert Redfield’s salary, which is considerably higher than that of his predecessors. (TheHill.com)

Litigation

 

 

 

  • Veterans initiate litigation in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the Administration’s proposed privatization of elements of VA Health Care System and benefit structure. (CourtListener.com)

 

  • Florida Pediatric Group challenges Aetna Coding review in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. (CourtListener.com)

 

  • The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma challenges HHS on the termination of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP). (CourtListener.com)

 

  • Hospital action filed in North Carolina state court challenging Insurer’s payment of plan benefits removed to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina under ERISA preemption. (CourtListener.com)

     

International

  • New research from Macmillan Cancer Support claims that the National Health Service (NHS) of England is short more than 400 oncology nurses, and quality of patient care is being subsequently effected. (TheGuardian.com)

 

 

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