It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3% tax on medical devices are better than ever, but it won't be easy.
Orlando (Fla.) Health continued to improve its operating margin in its fiscal first quarter with higher admissions and an improved payer mix.
President Barack Obama was expected to unveil an ambitious budget blueprint Monday that includes new healthcare initiatives aimed at combating diseases, fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria and overhauling the payment system for Medicare.
Critics say the CMS star-rating system for dialysis clinics is too complicated for the average consumer because of how ratings are assigned. And in areas with few choices of facilities, they may be meaningless since consumers have no easily accessible alternatives.
Dozens of patients at the Seattle hospital were infected with a deadly bacteria spread by a type of endoscope essential for treating certain conditions but hard to disinfect because of its design. That has raised questions about who is responsible for preventing and correcting the problems.
Federal health information technology policymakers will turn up the pressure this year on healthcare providers, electronic health-record systems developers and health information- exchange operators to connect their computer systems and share patient data across the nation.
Applying a tax to state and local governments designed to help keep premiums affordable under the federal healthcare law is unconstitutional, Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine claimed in a lawsuit last week.
The White House last Friday proposed providing $215 million in funding for a sweeping effort involving the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help fulfill the promise of what President...
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, makes the case for the ONC's national interoperability roadmap, released Jan. 30. She explains the plan's call for a nationally standardized "common clinical data set" and the federal role...
Even as value-based contracting proliferates, the financial incentives for hospitals and medical groups to eliminate waste and improve care have barely changed.
Two leading experts will face off Thursday in a debate about the looming U.S. Supreme Court case that could invalidate the Obamacare premium subsidies in as many as 37 states.
As smartphones, tablets, “big data” and Internet connectivity increasingly become the ever-present technologies affecting our daily lives, it's time to fully use these advancements in America's health system.