Louisiana is expected to decide by September whether it will keep the five Medicaid managed care companies currently managing the care of 1.6 million recipients or adjust the group, state health department secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee said Thursday.
The CMS plans to request greater authority from the White House to ensure Medicare Advantage plans have adequate provider networks. Currently, the agency has limits on how frequently it can review plans for compliance with federal standards.
President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.
There would be 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance in 2026 under the latest version of the Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the same coverage loss as under the previous version, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.
DotHealth, the company behind the domain extension, hopes .health will become a new industry standard for the healthcare industry's websites.
The Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office is creating a new unit to prosecute health care fraud, a move that tantalizes the city's white-collar defense lawyers with the promise of more work.
The CMS is interested in launching a new pay model that will target behavioral health services and is seeking public comment on what the new effort should look like. The announcement comes at a time when agency officials say they are still committed to value-based care.
Memorial Hermann, a 16-hospital health system based in Houston, began asking patients in October 2015 if they had enough food at home. About 18% of the adult population in Harris County, Texas, suffers from food insecurity.
Women CEOs of hospitals earn 22% less than their male counterparts, and even male nurses earn more than female nurses, a panel of healthcare executives observed at the Modern Healthcare Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, 17 million people would become uninsured next year if the Senate GOP's latest plan to get rid of Obamacare is enacted.
Although the Senate has failed to coalesce around a plan to repeal Obamacare, the House has preserved its bill's cuts in its proposed budget resolution. The plan also includes a premium-support proposal for Medicare.
Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an Obamacare repeal bill to sign.