Georgetown University professor and former HHS official Judy Feder writes that the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid enactment calls for a celebration. Medicare provides health insurance protection to virtually all older Americans and many workers who become disabled.
Medicare and Medicaid evolved in dramatically different ways. Medicare, which provided health coverage for seniors, became the third rail of American politics. Medicaid, a state-based program that provided health coverage for the poor, existed in a political netherworld. All that is about to change.
The health insurance industry has been abuzz the past few weeks with speculation that a big merger is near. Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Humana have all been at its epicenter. But do the rumblings really predict a seismic deal?
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressing the CMS and the U.S. Justice Department to crack down on Medicare Advantage fraud—an issue that's spurring a growing number of lawsuits and could be costing the government billions.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office will train state hospitals on ensuring equal access to care for transgender individuals.
Bruce Broussard, president and CEO of Louisville, Ky.-based Humana discusses his company's use of mobile health information technology to help providers manage patients' care, the movement toward greater consumer choice in healthcare, and recent CMS payment and policy changes for the Medicare...
Cigna Corp. spent more premium dollars on medical and drug claims in the first quarter this year for its members in both employer-based and government-sponsored health plans, the company reported Thursday.
Data Points for the week of April 27, 2015, covered the following topics: E-cigarettes, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage enrollment, mammograms, antimicrobials, epidemiologists
Former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, 66, will be CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance, a Washington-based lobbying organization that advocates for the private Medicare Advantage industry.
Health insurer Humana has acquired Your Home Advantage, a Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based company that sends nurse practitioners and other providers to assess and care for patients in their homes.
Former U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is donning a new hat on Capitol Hill. The Pennsylvania Democrat will head the Better Medicare Alliance, a young lobbying organization funded by health insurers, providers and business groups.
Private-equity firms traditionally have invested in medical groups that offer high-reimbursement potential, such as dermatology and dentistry. Now, equity firms are also scouting for primary-care practices that are ahead of the curve in value-based care.