The U.S. Supreme Court is considering hearing a case that could have implications for self-funded insurers nationwide and as many as 16 states that have passed laws creating healthcare data collection programs.
A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits. The American Hospital Association said in a statement that it disagrees with the court's decision and expects to file an appeal.
As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest-growing physician specialty—hospital medicine—to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency.
Texas Health Resources, the system that treated the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., reported that patient volume at its affected Dallas hospital is returning to normal levels.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield's clout in Washington was in evidence last week as Congress passed a massive spending bill to keep the government operating into next year. One of the last pages of the bill also included a line about the “modification of treatment of certain health...
The CMS Friday added about 68,000 new records documenting $200 million in payments made to physicians by medical-device and drug manufacturers to its Open Payments database.
By more than one measure, hospitals saw operating income slump in 2013. But that may actually be good news for some hospitals.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Viekira Pak, a combination of pills that becomes the fourth treatment the agency has approved to treat hepatitis C.
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Cindy Mann's planned departure next month from her post as the CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS) surprised healthcare stakeholders who know her and are familiar with her work.