Two senators told HHS Secretary Alex Azar they disagree with the recent overhaul of U.S. organ transplant policy, the first sign that Congress is interested in getting involved in the issue.
House Ways and Means Committee Republicans released a packet of bills to roll back Medicare regulations on hospitals. But the GOP won't steer the committee's legislative priorities next year.
Insurance industry officials want the CMS to give them a leading role in any pilot progams allowing the feds to pay for housing and similar social needs of patients.
As the year comes to a close, CHI-Dignity are poised to create a mega health system. Meanwhile, in D.C., budget drama unfolds like a reality T.V. show.
The pilot program will identify the most frequent users of health services and taxpayer-supported institutions and give them shelter and the proper support to relieve the burden on those facilities.
Dr. David Shulkin, whose departure from the VA was announced through Twitter this past spring, will be chief innovation officer at Sanford Health in South Dakota.
A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, ruling that the law's individual mandate could not be severed from the rest of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.
EmblemHealth is required to cover gender reassignment surgery and pay $250,000 in civil rights penalties to the state after the attorney general reached a settlement with the not-for-profit insurer.
The congressional session is winding down, but there's no shortage of hearings. Key committees will look at how the VA is implementing the Mission Act. Also, federal antitrust regulators will detail their approaches to hospital consolidation.