Supporters hope a new Medicare Advantage experiment offering lower out-of-pocket costs for high-value services and providers will become a template for health plans with sizable cost-sharing, which have become the standard offering from employers and insurers.
The Obama administration says it needs more time than expected to evaluate a large-scale test that aims to better manage benefits and care for low-income and disabled Americans. The 12 states participating in the initiative seem willing to stick with it, although the two biggest ones have...
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The Texas hospital that treated the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola was not adequately prepared for a patient with the deadly virus and stumbled because of communication failures, an independent review released Friday found.
This month, Georgia is expected to announce which private insurers will manage the care for 1.3 million low-income Medicaid beneficiaries. Analysts predict the incumbent plans will prevail.
Progressive healthcare providers say recent HHS rules banning discrimination against transgender people raise more questions about how to adequately serve that community.
Georgia's Columbus Regional Healthcare System will pay the government up to $35 million to settle lawsuits accusing it of violating a federal law governing physician self-referrals and billing the government for higher levels of services than those actually provided.
Some say a former hospital CEO's allegation of anticompetitive activity by Partners HealthCare and its electronic health-record vendor points to the broader problem of barriers to EHR interoperability.
Premier, the Charlotte, N.C.-based group purchasing and performance-improvement company, has launched a nationwide initiative to combat antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Later this week, the National Quality Forum will consider an antibiotic stewardship measure proposed by the CDC.
The president of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Robert Kelly, quietly stepped down Thursday from his post. The $4.6 billion hospital removed Kelly's biography and his name from its website, where it once appeared prominently among the executive leadership team.