Health Management Associates allegedly billed government healthcare programs for inpatient services that should have been billed as outpatient or observation services, paid physicians in return for patient referrals and submitted inflated claims for emergency department facility fees.
Three major Boston hospitals' invited ABC film crews to film a documentary series, but the shoots violated patient privacy laws, HHS said.
The CMS warned that Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, one of the city's largest psychiatric hospitals, is not adequately protecting suicidal patients from harming themselves and could lose its Medicare billing privileges.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering a new payment model aimed at encouraging drugmakers to develop new antibiotics.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar sidestepped questions from two Democratic senators about whether his agency investigated or took enforcement action against Anthem and other insurers for allegedly violating consumer rights by denying emergency care coverage.
People who have opted out of exchange coverage will not need to back up their claim for a mandate exemption with paperwork when they file their 2018 taxes, according to the CMS.
In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) urged the agency to use regulatory action to curb the growing costs of emergency air transport.
Authorities are ramping up their efforts to identify fentanyl flooding into the U.S. from China, control the ingredients used to make the deadly synthetic opioid, and prosecute and eliminate the manufacturers.
HHS is reapportioning more than $100 million to supplement the $1.3 billion earmarked for care of unaccompanied immigrant minors.
The once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is shutting down, according to a media report. Theranos was unable to sell itself and is now looking to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash of about $5 million in the upcoming months.
The death of a nurse at the University of Michigan Health System and the overdose of an anesthesiology resident in 2013 has led to the Ann Arbor-based system agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle allegations that it violated federal law in handling opioids.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma last week said that her agency is working closely with states, the Government Accountability Office and HHS' Office of Inspector General to root out fraud in Medicaid.