The biggest news this past week was that HHS released its long anticipated final rule regarding health insurance exchanges. With a whopping 664 pages of regulations it is a long read, so expect plenty of chatter about it in the coming weeks and months. Also this week:
- New CBO predictions say that PPACA will cost less money but cover fewer people than originally projected.
- CMS announced it will withdraw most coverage of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic low back pain.
- Medicaid patients are still reporting that it is a struggle to find access to primary care.
- Consumer Reports is asking consumers to protest how the FDA approves medical devices.