Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...
DaVita HealthCare Partners anticipates a $100 million reduction in its 2016 operating income if the CMS finalizes proposed changes to Medicare Advantage rates.
The CMS plans to more closely monitor Medicare Advantage insurers' provider networks and may fine or otherwise sanction plans that don't accurately show which doctors are available at in-network prices.
Paula Ercolini is one of about 1.8 million seniors who are part of a Medicare Advantage advocacy group that is blitzing the airwaves and putting pressure on the Obama administration and Congress.
The CMS has proposed increasing health insurers' Medicare Advantage payments by 1.05% for 2016, a move that kicks off a 45-day dogfight in Washington before the rates are cemented.
The U.S. Justice Department has asked health insurer Humana for information related to its Medicare Advantage risk-adjustment practices, building off a whistle-blower case from several years ago, Humana said in a regulatory filing late Wednesday.
Health insurance lobbyists are sharpening their knives this week in preparation for the CMS' scheduled announcement of preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage payment rates after the markets close Friday.
The CMS on Friday finalized minor changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug programs while omitting an any-willing-pharmacy proposal, among others it had proposed early in the rulemaking process.
Health insurance giant Anthem, formerly known as WellPoint, closed its 2014 books with fourth-quarter earnings more than triple those in the same period the prior year.
Lyn Ketelsen has been named HCA's first chief patient experience officer.
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is like the dog that caught up to the car he was chasing. Now what?
The CMS has fined Providence Health Plan in Beaverton, Ore., for what federal officials deemed “systemic” Medicare Advantage infractions.