Alastair Fitzpayne has been named chief of staff to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Fitzpayne has been with the Treasury Department since 2009, where he currently serves as the agency's top congressional liaison.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, news of Dr. Karen DeSalvo's departure from the top job at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has been somewhat exaggerated.
Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
Kevin Counihan, who headed Connecticut's successful state-based Obamacare exchange, has tough challenges ahead as the first CEO of HealthCare.gov, the federal insurance exchange that serves 36 states.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, sources tell Modern Healthcare.
The second nurse infected with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was transported Wednesday to the biocontainment unit at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.
The National Health Service Corps has been a key program in offering access to primary care in rural and underserved areas since its establishment in 1972. President Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus package and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act increased funding for the program, which...
Extendicare Health Services, a long-term-care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that they billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and...
The pharmaceutical industry has gone back to court to block a rule that allows safety net hospitals to buy so-called orphan drugs at a discount through the 340B program to treat non-orphan conditions or diseases.
An expanding marketplace is enticing publicly traded insurers to take a more aggressive approach on the federal and state health insurance exchanges for the next open-enrollment period, with UnitedHealth Group making the biggest bet.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell acknowledged on Wednesday that HealthCare.gov is still a work in progress, with little more than a month before the start of the next open-enrollment period through the state and federal exchanges.
All the trends are positive as the insurance industry, the government and healthcare reform advocates gear up for the second year of open enrollment on the federal and state-run insurance exchanges.