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Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health – Medical News Today

People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk. Many people receive too intensive a treatment for diabetes. In 2018, Medical News Today reported on… Read More »

CMS chief unable to provide details on Trump healthcare plan

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma is unable to provide any details on President Donald Trump’s nebulous and long-promised healthcare plan, ostensibly for release in September. However, Verma did confirm the healthcare agency is “actively engaged in conversations” around the plan Thursday, noting CMS doesn’t have the ability to make more sweeping changes to bring down… Read More »

OIG to audit use of telehealth for Medicaid behavioral health services

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General plans to review how states are using telemedicine to provide behavioral health services in Medicaid managed care. “All 50 states and the District of Columbia currently provide some coverage under Medicaid of telehealth; however, limited information is available about how states use telehealth to… Read More »