The CMS plans to request greater authority from the White House to ensure Medicare Advantage plans have adequate provider networks. Currently, the agency has limits on how frequently it can review plans for compliance with federal standards.
President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.
Louisiana is expected to decide by September whether it will keep the five Medicaid managed-care companies currently overseeing the care of 1.6 million recipients or adjust the group, state health department secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee said Thursday.
There would be 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance in 2026 under the latest version of the Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the same coverage loss as under the previous version, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.
DotHealth, the company behind the domain extension, hopes .health will become a new industry standard for the healthcare industry's websites.
The Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office is creating a new unit to prosecute healthcare fraud, a move that tantalizes the city's white-collar defense lawyers with the promise of more work.