U.S. health authorities will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight.
The EHR vendor has been hit with a putative class-action suit alleging that misrepresentations of its software's capabilities led to inaccuracies in patient records; eClinicalWorks has settled litigation over the misrepresentations.
The HHS appointees include one of the founders of the HL7 standards organization and a former president of the American Medical Association.
The FDA goes after clinics providing sketchy gene therapies, Geisinger expands its precision health program, and the FCC toys with limiting financial assistance for internet and phone services.
The past three months, particularly October, have been profitable for Summa Health. This is relatively encouraging for the health system, which lost more than $33 million in operating income in the first half of the year.
The CMS on Wednesday reported that the rate of improper payments doled out by Medicare is the lowest it's been since 2013, accounting for less than 10% of overall Medicare payments.
The opioid crisis cost the economy $95 billion in 2016, with $21.4 billion spent on treating patients who suffer from opioid abuse, a new analysis from Altarum found.
Pharmaceutical company founder John Kapoor, accused of leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it, has pleaded not guilty.
IlliniCare, a private insurer that's part of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's Medicaid managed-care overhaul, is cutting reimbursement rates to medical suppliers by up to 50%.
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The CMS is offering additional reimbursement to some hospitals that faced financial losses under the controversial two-midnight rule, and more settlements could be coming.
The California Department of Managed Health Care fined Anthem for neglecting to recognize and resolve plan members' complaints in a timely manner, pointing to hundreds of grievance violations over the past three years.