For much of 2017, attention was on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. By the end of the year, though, industry trends pointed toward the market reshaping itself through mergers and new offerings.
Lawmakers this week must overcome big differences on how to pay for CHIP and other healthcare programs in order to pass a spending bill. Debate on tax reform also looms large in Congress' final week of action.
MACRA's approach to reimbursing physicians is here, but many doctors and administrators are still trying to get a handle on how it works. Read on for tips on how to deal with this major change to the Medicare payment system.
Facing a doctor shortage, Oklahoma asked the CMS for federal Medicaid funds to pay state universities to recruit, train and retain medical professionals to bring more docs to the state. The CMS has denied the proposal.
Washington's insurance commissioner fined Centene subsidiary Coordinated Care $1.5 million and briefly banned it from selling individual plans because of its inadequate provider network.
A panel that advises Congress wants to make it easier for states to get Medicaid waivers.
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has begun reviewing the planned merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health and several other hospital systems that would create the second-largest healthcare network in the state.
Now that internet providers are allowed to throttle web traffic, healthcare—and telemedicine in particular—may take a hit.
The most popular apps downloaded by clinicians come with a wide variety of uses.
A recent study found patients who reported high satisfaction with their overall care experience were 39% less likely to be readmitted than patients who were not as satisfied.
Dr. Peter Pronovost said he will be leaving Johns Hopkins' Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to serve as senior vice president for clinical strategy at UnitedHealthcare.
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