Seeking to tighten its grip on a splintered skilled-nursing facilities market, Care Capital Properties announced Wednesday that it has acquired several properties in Louisiana.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked aides to investigate a health plan whose leader urged Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, Abbott and his advisers were pursuing negotiations with the Obama administration about extending Texas' five-year Medicaid waiver program, which ends next September.
The CMS Innovation Center has unveiled a new demonstration program that will allow Medicare Advantage insurers to encourage the use of clinically valuable services by lowering out-of-pocket costs for enrollees.
A public hospital has joined a number of Florida providers alleging integrated system Health First is engaging in unfair business practices. The lawsuits come amid increasing numbers of health systems moving toward integration across the country.
When patients must go to the hospital, they're likely to pick a facility that employs their doctor, a study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating care.
The CMS is making permanent a fast-track avenue for Medicaid enrollment through the federal program that provides food assistance for low-income Americans.
The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos for next week. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where Republicans who run Congress stand.
Cancer Care Group, a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, paid $750,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in connection with the theft of protected information from 55,000 current and former patients.
Providers and policy experts are split on the Obama administration's proposal to salvage the controversial two-midnight rule with a series of modifications intended to mollify its many critics. Some influential stakeholders still want it killed.
The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, prompting heated rebuffs from conservatives.
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Michigan has submitted a take-it-or-leave-it request to alter the terms of its Medicaid expansion, and coverage for about 600,000 residents is at stake.