The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill the House passed Thursday lacks funding for two things insurers want: cost-sharing reduction payments and federal reinsurance. That likely means they'll hike premiums and rethink participating in the individual market for 2019.
John Bardis announced he is departing as HHS assistant secretary for administration effective immediately.
The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Modern Healthcare analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
A list of common billing codes do little to ensure patients are getting quality care, doctors told the CMS during a call Wednesday.
The CMS will allow some states to opt out of a Obama-era rule meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care. States have sought a reprieve, citing the administrative burden of implementing the policy.
The House is considering a bill that would roll back the enhanced HIPAA protections now given to substance use disorder patients, re-opening a debate that pits providers against patient advocates concerned about stigma and privacy.
The merger, which would unite comparably sized systems in Illinois and Wisconsin to form the country's 10th largest not-for-profit hospital system, got the nod from Wisconsin regulators Thursday.
When the Apple Watch was paired with a machine-learning algorithm, it could accurately spot irregular heartbeats, according to a new study.
The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow dying patients to receive experimental treatments. Here's how, if it passes, the bill would affect providers.
CMS' risk-adjustment changes under the Next Generation ACO Model sparked concerns from some ACOs that they couldn't make money under the program.
Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield was named Wednesday to become the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.