The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Viekira Pak, a combination of pills that becomes the fourth treatment the agency has approved to treat hepatitis C.
Telehealth startup American Well announced a $80 million funding round Tuesday, capping a big year in funding for telehealth startups.
Actuaries say it's getting increasingly difficult to advise states on sound rates for Medicaid managed-care plans because high-priced specialty drugs like Sovaldi continue to hit the market at a rapid clip.
A leading consulting firm is warning medical-device companies that they either embrace the changes taking place in the global healthcare system or they will face sharply declining operating margins in the years ahead.
UnitedHealth Group's profit per share in the third quarter exceeded Wall Street's estimates in large part because of lower-than-expected medical costs, giving hope for other health insurers that healthcare spending is still being held in check.
Premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will remain flat for a second straight year, HHS announced Wednesday. In 2015, seniors with incomes below $85,000 will pay a $104.90 monthly premium and face a deductible of $147.
Medicare patients who receive routine outpatient care such as IV bags and heart tests pay considerably more out of their own pockets at critical-access hospitals than at other general acute-care hospitals, according to a report released Wednesday from HHS' Office of the Inspector General. For some...
Regarding the recent article “RACs recouped $3B for Medicare in 2013”, I would strongly disagree with the validity of the 18.1% reversal rate claimed by the RAC trade group.
When Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 1996, it saw “administrative simplification” as a general benefit and specifically called for the adoption of several national numerical identifiers as a way to boost efficiency, reduce waste and control...
Three more accountable care organizations dropped out of Medicare's Pioneer program, which was designed to test the payment and delivery model with a small group of elite providers deemed best prepared to handle the operational demands and financial risks.
The CMS has moved to clarify confusion about a bulletin it released in July on coverage for comprehensive autism treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Uncertainty centered on whether the CMS was mandating coverage for applied-behavior analysis therapy, a costly...
The CMS will push nursing homes to reduce their use of antipsychotic medications by 25% by the end of 2015 and plans to incorporate a measure of the drugs' use to its star-rating system for consumers.