The CMS announced Thursday that it is considering proposals to shorten the meaningful-use reporting period to 90 days in 2015, something providers and others have been requesting.
Additional outreach about insurance marketplace premium subsidies and expanded eligibility standards for Medicaid is needed to reach the uninsured, a Kaiser Family Foundation study suggests.
U.S. healthcare providers and insurers start from widely divergent places as some of the largest move to put most of their business into payment models that reward lower cost and higher quality care.
Several of the nation's largest health systems and insurers are joining together in a new task force with the goal of shifting 75% of their business to contracts with incentives for quality and lower-cost healthcare.
Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and HHS have reached an agreement on the state's Medicaid expansion proposal submitted in July, according to CMS spokesman Aaron Albright. As many as 350,000 people could gain coverage as a result.
New York University Hospitals Center is seeking additional deals in New York outside of its home borough of Manhattan, building on an agreement last quarter to affiliate with 396-bed Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.
The Obama administration wants 30% of payments for traditional Medicare benefits to be tied to alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations by the end of 2016. The administration also has set a goal of hitting 50% by the end of 2018.
HCA, the largest hospital chain by revenue, had a strong 2014 that raised its share price more than 50%. And now it appears that performance was enough to earn it a spot on the elite Standard & Poor's 500.
The Iowa Insurance Division said Friday that not-for-profit health insurer CoOportunity Health could not be saved and ordered its liquidation by the end of February.
Few people are able to look under the hood of the healthcare system's price structure, but one of the nation's largest private health insurers has given the public a chance to do so.
Shares of Community Health Systems fell as much as 5% Tuesday morning after the company previewed fourth-quarter results that fell below expectations. The chain, however, detailed one-time items that analysts say distorted an operating performance that otherwise offered no big surprises.
CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced Friday that she will be leaving the CMS at the end of February. Her replacement, at least temporarily, will be Andy Slavitt, formerly a UnitedHealth Group executive who is now principal deputy administrator.