The Senate parliamentarian made it harder Tuesday for Senate Republicans to pass two additional provisions of their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Drug prices continue to rise faster than the medical inflation rate, largely due to sharp spikes in branded drug prices that have caused providers to work around optimal treatments and forced patients to avoid taking costly medications.
CMS is proposing drops in reimbursement rates for home healthcare agencies equaling $80 million in 2017 and $950 million in 2019.
Senate Republicans' first vote to repeal and replace Obamacare came nowhere close to passing Tuesday night after hours of debate on their yearslong pledge to tear down the healthcare law.
As the Senate moves forward with debate on its Affordable Care Act repeal and replace plan, Modern Healthcare is taking a look back at the winding path of healthcare reform this year.
Disabled Medicare beneficiaries are getting worse screening compared with able-bodied enrollees, according to the CMS. The agency has found that beneficiaries age 65 and older reporting disabilities were less likely to receive mammography screenings and Pap tests than those reporting no disability.
Centene posted strong second-quarter earnings growth Tuesday on a 10% increase in revenue and 7% rise in membership over the prior-year quarter. Growth was fueled by new exchange business.
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that would allow private accreditation organizations to certify dialysis facilities. But experts are concerned that the change could threaten patient safety.
HCA posted flat earnings in its second quarter as growth in admissions and emergency room visits slowed to a meager 1% at the nation's largest hospital chain.
Hospital stocks were decidedly down Tuesday as the Senate began debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, and bellwether HCA delivered disappointing second-quarter earnings.
Because of House rules requiring a two-thirds majority to pass a bill without normal debate, an effort to get the VA Choice program funded before the August recess failed Monday night.
Medicaid health plan Molina Healthcare intends to lay off 1,400 employees, or 10% of its workforce, over the coming months to try to offset losses from its Obamacare exchange business, the company said in an internal memo to employees Monday.