Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday offered starkly divergent views about the effects of cuts to the Medicare Advantage program that were part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act....
Assuring the public that HealthCare.gov is now working for most users, President Barack Obama has asked Americans for their help in spreading the word about the benefits of his healthcare reform law....
Hundreds of hospitals around the country have signed a letter to congressional leaders asking them to delay cuts to Medicaid supplemental funding for the care of the uninsured and low-income patients....
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Cases of diseases such as measles and pertussis have been rising in recent years in areas of the country where child immunization rates have fallen below rates considered acceptable by public health authorities....
As policymakers consider jettisoning the U.S. healthcare system's volume-based payment framework, a group of doctors is arguing that doing so would threaten providers' ability to deliver the... FULL STORY »
In a new report, a government watchdog office has raised concerns about the Internal Revenue Service's system for calculating premium tax credits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. FULL STORY »
Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday offered starkly divergent views about the effects of cuts to the Medicare Advantage program that were part of the Patient Protection and... FULL STORY »
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is seeking information from 15 of the country's largest insurance firms about reductions in provider... FULL STORY »
By Andis Robeznieks | December 02, 2013
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Primary-care physicians are embracing Medicare's move to compensate them for care coordination services they provide when patients aren't in their offices, although the CMS declined to eliminate the... FULL STORY »
Moody's Investors Service is warning that delays in implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are creating credit risks for insurance companies participating in the state and... FULL STORY »
The federal HealthCare.gov enrollment portal still isn't able to transmit completed applications to state Medicaid agencies, so the CMS is suggesting a workaround to make sure Medicaid-eligible... FULL STORY »
By Joe Carlson and Beth Kutscher | November 27, 2013
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Despite criticism from hospitals and doctors, the CMS intends to pay flat rates for Medicare visits to outpatient clinics instead of payments that vary with the severity of the patient's condition. FULL STORY »
One month after Baylor Scott & White Health came together to create the largest not-for-profit system in Texas, the challenges of integrating two systems has dragged down the ratings outlook for both... FULL STORY »