The CMS announced on Wednesday the first suite of accountable care organization models specifically geared toward treatment of end-stage renal disease.
Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman and member of one of the country's most famous political families, has joined the board of technology startup Quartet Health.
A federal watchdog group sent out an alert this week about information blocking and potential violations of the anti-kickback law. Some experts say that hints at the OIG's growing concern about the issue.
More Medicare Advantage plans nabbed top quality marks for their 2016 plans than last year, but the CMS' star ratings, released Thursday, show that private Medicare plans are still failing on many levels.
For the second year in a row, the nation's top two kidney-care providers performed at significantly different levels of quality, according to CMS data released Thursday. DaVita beat out competitor Fresenius in the four- and five-star categories.
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, will retire in the second half of 2016, after 17 years with the Houston-based system.
Universal American has agreed to sell its underperforming traditional insurance businesses at a steep loss and will invest more in its core Medicare plans and accountable-care models.
State Medicaid agencies are bracing for hundreds of millions in new obligations thanks to a significant increase in Medicare premiums.
After allowing months of foot-dragging from state and local officials, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder last week finally took steps to reduce heightened lead levels in the city of Flint's water supply.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under his signature healthcare law.
The CMS Innovation Center says the 483 medical practices participating in its Comprehensive Primary Care initiative achieved $24 million in gross Medicare savings, but few saved more than what the government paid them to coordinate patients' care.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) will reintroduce a bill next week that would prohibit Medicare Advantage insurers from stripping down their provider networks without cause during the middle of the year. The issue has irked doctors and Medicare patients in recent years.