HHS' Office of Inspector General said the CMS must work on ways to provide technical assistance to clinicians for MACRA participation and create a more robust integrity program.
DaVita Rx, the pharmacy services unit of kidney dialysis giant DaVita, will pay $63.7 million to settle allegations that it presented false claims to the federal government for prescription medications, and that it provided unlawful financial incentives to Medicare beneficiaries.
The Salt Lake City-based health system will pay the federal government $1 million to settle allegations that a former medical assistant illegally diverted thousands of painkillers and other pills for personal use by herself and family members.
The FDA's new guidance aims to make it easier for generic firms to plan how they can copy complex drugs like epinephrine auto-injectors, which should ultimately lower pharmaceutical prices.
North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of "serious financial mismanagement" by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay.
Money problems at the Oregon agency that oversees Medicaid could be more than twice as large as already disclosed, a new report reveals.
Out of nearly 24,000 resolved state and federal lawsuits against Florida doctors in the past decade, the state's Health Department filed disciplinary charges just 128 times, according to a newspaper report.
"'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.
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.
The CMS on Wednesday reported that the rate of improper payments doled out by Medicare is the lowest it's been since 2013, accounting for less than 10% of overall Medicare payments.
The California Department of Managed Health Care fined Anthem for neglecting to recognize and resolve plan members' complaints in a timely manner, pointing to hundreds of grievance violations over the past three years.
Minnesota failed to comply with safety requirements for a program that provides home-based medical care for elderly patients, an audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General found.