California health authorities declared an end Friday to a large measles outbreak in the U.S. that started at Disneyland and triggered a broader debate about vaccinations.
More than five years after Congress mandated HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to establish a “governance mechanism” for seamless health information exchange, the agency earlier this month confirmed that widespread “data blocking” still existed, largely...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to sue the Obama administration, accusing the CMS of unconstitutionally trying to force the state to expand Medicaid by ending funding that subsidizes hospital care for its low-income patients.
The CMS is studying how and whether to replace its controversial “two-midnight” payment policy for short hospital stays in response to vigorous and persistent complaints from the provider community.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners cheered passage of the bill that killed Medicare's sustainable-growth rate formula. But a failed attempt by Yale University to expand its PA program with an online option reflects the difficulty of trying to rapidly grow the healthcare workforce.
Six months after its merger with Cadence Health, Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is reporting improved second-quarter operating earnings, though its total surplus declined.
Norton Healthcare, a five-hospital system based in Louisville, Ky., came close to doubling its operating margin in 2014 as it treated more patients, cut its expenses and benefited from Medicaid expansion in the state.
In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.
Increased expenses at the two-hospital health system and health plan in Illinois erased gains in patient-service and insurance premium revenue in 2014.
Just 251 U.S. hospitals received five stars on a new rating system the CMS rolled out Thursday. The new ratings are part of a broader initiative by the federal agency to use a five-star rating system to help consumers compare the quality of healthcare providers.
A former office manager for a Texas home health company pleaded guilty in connection with a massive Dallas-area Medicare fraud scheme.
Under a proposed national coverage decision, Medicare would pay for women to get a joint Pap smear and human papillomavirus test every five years to screen for cervical cancer.