Ron Klain, a lawyer who served as a senior White House aide to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to both then-Vice President Al Gore and Vice President Joe Biden, has been named Obama's point man on the Ebola crisis, the White House announced Friday.
An official from the hospital system that owns Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has apologized for initially misdiagnosing the symptoms of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. patient to die from Ebola. At least two of the hospital’s workers who cared for him have also contracted the...
U.S. Supreme Court justices offered few hints during oral arguments Tuesday as to how they will rule in a case that raises the question of whether professional regulatory boards should be exempt from federal antitrust laws and thus allowed to quash low-cost providers of similar services.
With roughly a month until open enrollment begins on HealthCare.gov and other insurance exchanges, the CMS has kicked off the outreach process to let people know about automatic re-enrollment for exchange plans. However, federal exchange officials say uncertainty remains about how some of the...
There's no shortage of ideas being put forth by politicians about how to stem the Ebola outbreak that claimed its first victim on U.S. soil last week.
The recent U.S. Ebola cases could heighten pressure to bolster funding for emergency preparedness programs, which have seen their funding diminished.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law inTexas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state.
Diagnostic support software is getting a second look as a possible weapon against Ebola in the wake of the initial misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian Ebola patient who subsequently died at a Texas hospital. Such software can be effective in promptly diagnosing patients infected with...
Medicaid directors from Tennessee and Virginia say they're continuing the fight to expand their programs in ways that will appease both the CMS and state legislators.
Senior congressional Republicans have given CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner until Nov. 24 to answer questions about whether her agency is applying proper oversight of Medicaid spending in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.
Concerns about electronic health-record interoperability and data-sharing, the expense of such sharing and the impact of large players in dominating the market all were raised by an ONC official during a presentation Friday at an Alexandria, Va., conference.
Faced with the rising costs of generic prescription drugs, health insurers increasingly are turning to tiers and preferred lists on their formularies to keep costs down. Those strategies previously were used only for brand-name and specialty drugs.