The Department of Veterans Affairs initiatives will expand healthcare access and include using video technology and diagnostic tools to conduct medical exams. Veterans also will be able to use mobile devices to make and manage appointments with VA doctors.
Providers get their chance this week to tell federal officials what they think of a plan to curtail spending in a popular, yet controversial, drug discount program.
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.
More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.