Almost 1.2 million people signed up for Affordable Care Act exchange coverage during the first two weeks of open enrollment, according to the CMS.
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In a House hearing, VA officials were adamant that the project to replace the agency's EHR with one made by Cerner will progress successfully. But cost estimates for the project have skyrocketed, hitting $16 billion from an initial $10 billion.
The CMS might allow hospitals and health systems to pay directly for housing, healthy food or other solutions for the "whole person" through the Medicaid program, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Fewer than 1 in 4 California drugstores surveyed provided naloxone without a prescription, Juul suspends selling most e-cig flavors, Google Health absorbs DeepMind and Spain wants to ban fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040.
Many hospitals aren't equipped to treat patients with behavioral health needs, according to a new report by the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization.
Research by the Alliance of Community Health Plans revealed five best practices for health plans that want to influence and support physicians in the exam room.
Physicians who tend to the nation's gunshot victims pushed back against an NRA tweet telling them to "stay in their lane" after the American College of Physicians updated its positions on reducing gun injuries and deaths.
The CMS gave the green light to Michigan Medicaid's outcome-based drug proposal, the second of its kind. Oklahoma has yet to forecast savings from its similar state plan amendment approved in June.
The ad is aimed at President Donald Trump and a specific proposal known as "patient definition" that has been floated in the administration's drug pricing blueprint.
States may soon have a new waiver option to use federal funds to pay for Medicaid beneficiaries' treatment at inpatient mental health facilities. The CMS has had a ban on reimbursing those providers for decades.
Express Scripts will add approved lower-cost generics to its National Preferred Flex Formulary and exclude the branded drug, and possibly other drugs in the therapy class, from its coverage.
A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever — $200 million.
Insurance startup Oscar Health is suing Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate for allegedly prohibiting insurance brokers who sell Florida Blue individual plans from selling competing insurers' coverage.
EHR companies like Athenahealth, which was just sold for $5.7 billion, are turning to consolidation to stay afloat in a saturated market.
The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim meeting.