The Food and Drug Administration is forming a task force to find ways to improve the supply of crucial drugs. It's a new approach for the drug regulator, which has no control over companies.
Massachusetts' attorney general is heightening scrutiny of the proposed merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health, saying she's concerned it would raise healthcare costs and impede access.
A former top executive of a company that operates dozens of Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in kickback schemes involving $19 million.
The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.
The CMS has issued a request for information to review how it can reduce the burden around the controversial Stark law. Providers claim the law has slowed the move to value-based care.
Regulators and insurance experts worry the Trump administration's new rule expanding association health plans will spark a surge of insurance fraud and insolvencies that plagued consumers and healthcare providers in the past.
Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command.
Signature HealthCare agreed to pay more than $30 million to settle allegations that the skilled-nursing provider submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation services.
Veterans often had to wait between 51 and 64 days for appointments with private doctors under the VA Choice program. Government investigators blamed the waits in part on bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the department.
The first-of-their-kind scorecards will make it easier to determine if state Medicaid programs are improving their enrollees' health outcomes, the CMS said.
The president's latest executive order limiting the time federal employees can spend on union business could have a significant impact at VA health centers — and their budgets.
A federal judge ordered former Health Diagnostic Laboratory CEO Tonya Mallory and two others to pay $114 million after a jury determined they violated federal laws preventing kickbacks to doctors.