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CMS projects higher healthcare spending growth through 2024

CMS projects higher healthcare spending growth through 2024

The historically low growth rates of national health spending over the last several years may be history. CMS officials say the Affordable Care Act's insurance expansion, an improving economy, an aging population and expensive new drugs are pushing up health costs once again.

HHS: No evidence of fraudulent HealthCare.gov enrollment

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 28, 2015
HHS: No evidence of fraudulent HealthCare.gov enrollment

HHS is not aware of any consumers intentionally falsifying information to get subsides for insurance exchange coverage, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified Tuesday. This month, the GAO said investigators were able to sign up for coverage, get subsidies and re-enroll with bogus information.


Research

Medical schools, 2015

Medical schools, 2015

A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.


Providers

Rural hospitals blast 'arcane' policies

The 96-hour rule and a possible direct-supervision policy are a danger to critical-access hospitals, rural health leaders said at a congressional hearing Tuesday. They also suggested graduate medical education slots be more fairly allocated to help rural areas recruit providers.

Finance

LabCorp rebounds in second quarter

Having rebounded from the cost of both acquiring Covance and a corporate restructuring, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Tuesday reported a jump in its second-quarter earnings.

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