Single-payer is likely a long way off in the U.S., but progressives want to talk about how it could be done.
A panel that advises HHS on outpatient hospital payments supports a decision by the CMS to drop payments for drug-coated balloons as of Dec. 31.
It's widely expected that if HHS gives Iowa and Oklahoma the green light on their ambitious redesigns for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, other states soon would follow with similar proposals.
Biomedical leaders hope they'll be able to find bipartisan support to stall or repeal a 2.3% excise tax on all medical devices sold in the U.S. before it comes back online on Jan. 1, 2018.
Public health leaders say hate crimes have a negative health impact on victims and communities.
A VHA pilot program hopes to pull patient data from military and commercial electronic health record systems, applications, devices and wearables and send it to a patient's healthcare team in real-time.
CliniComp, an EHR vendor that supplies software to the VA and Defense Department, says it might have been considered for the contract had the VA conducted open and competitive bidding.
The home health agencies billed Medicare at an "alarming rate" generally for the most comprehensive physician exam and always adding a prolonged service code, investigators said.
Rural areas are often bypassed under the agency's existing guidelines for awarding grants for veterans' homes, but Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says that will change soon.