The CMS said premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will remain flat in 2018, but Medicare Part A premiums and deductibles will rise.
"'Fingers crossed' that I haven't authorized something the FTC will hunt me down for," a staffer wrote after destroying the documents. Sutter, a huge Northern California Health system with 24 hospitals, said it destroyed them by mistake.
The LHC Group and Almost Family merger highlights the growing importance providers are putting on post-acute care in a value-driven payment model.
The Advisory Board Co.'s shareholders and executives finalized a $2.58 billion deal with UnitedHealth Group's Optum and a private equity firm, splitting the consulting group's healthcare business from its education arm.
The EHR vendor has been hit with a putative class-action suit alleging that misrepresentations of its software's capabilities led to inaccuracies in patient records. eClinicalWorks has settled litigation over the misrepresentations.
The CMS' proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program and Medicare prescription drug plans aim to reduce opioid abuse among seniors and dual-eligibles and lessen regulatory burdens for Advantage plans.
U.S. health authorities will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight.
As part of its effort to expand private healthcare, the VA is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics.
The HHS appointees include one of the founders of the HL7 standards organization and a former president of the American Medical Association.
The past three months, particularly October, have been profitable for Summa Health. This is relatively encouraging for the health system, which lost more than $33 million in operating income in the first half of the year.
The FDA goes after clinics providing sketchy gene therapies, Geisinger expands its precision health program, and the FCC toys with limiting financial assistance for internet and phone services.
The CMS is offering additional reimbursement to some hospitals that faced financial losses under the controversial two-midnight rule, and more settlements could be coming.