The insurance coverage provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are expected to cost roughly $100 billion less over the next decade than previously projected, according to the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.
Medicare's new five-star quality-rating system for dialysis facilities suggests significant disparities between the care provided by the nation's largest kidney-care companies. Far fewer Fresenius Medical Care facilities earned five- and four-star ratings than those of competitor DaVita Kidney Care.
Healthways, a Franklin, Tenn.-based developer of wellness and population-health management programs, has hired an investment bank to advise it on a long-term strategy. The move could lead to a sale of the company, among other alternatives.
The health insurance sector saw two takeover deals Monday, both of which aim to add expertise in care coordination and population-health management.
The CMS is developing a pilot program to determine just how many Medicare fraud cases are taking place in home health agencies. A contractor search is underway to help implement the initiative.
A whistle-blower is accusing the Cleveland Clinic of performing unnecessary tests on patients to squeeze money out of the government. The government, however, declined to join the case.
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear another case challenging the nation's new healthcare law. The court on Monday denied hearing in Oklahoma, ex rel. E. Scott Pruitt v. Burwell, a case that argues the same point as King v. Burwell, a widely watched case the court will hear in...
The CMS is taking a deep data dive into Medicaid enrollment data to uncover just how many new adults have joined the state programs since the Affordable Care Act motivated many states to expand eligibility last year.
Buffeted by population shifts and changes in health insurance, the hospital industry in Illinois has far more capacity than it needs. More than 12,000 of the roughly 33,000 beds staffed by doctors, nurses and other providers in 2013 were empty even when hospitals were at their busiest.
Payments and revenue-cycle-management firm Emdeon is contemplating an initial public offering, according to a report in financial publication The Street. If completed, the offering would return the firm to the public markets; it had most recently gone public in August 2009, before being bought out...
The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.
Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.