The healthcare industry is being haunted by past delays in its preparations for the planned conversion this fall to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
New payment models adopted by Medicare and many health plans have clearly led to better care for patients. They also might be helping to slow the overall growth of healthcare spending.
The fix isn't in yet, but it's close. The Senate adjourned for its spring break Friday without taking action on legislation permanently repealing and replacing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate physician-payment formula.
Medicare's new “Next Generation” accountable care organization program has raised hopes among many healthcare providers that the Obama administration is listening to them as it pushes ahead toward value-based payment models.
New York's Montefiore Medical Center, the most financially successful of Medicare's most sophisticated accountable care organizations, may bypass what HHS officials are calling the next generation of the evolving payment model.
Health plan officials will gather in Washington amid ominous ambiguity about the future of the Affordable Care Act's private insurance expansion.
Everyone inside the Supreme Court's vaulted chambers last week knew they were witnessing a historic case with high stakes for healthcare.
The dueling realities that have shaped years of Washington battles over the Affordable Care Act were much in evidence Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to determine the future of the controversial law.
Actuaries are pressing HHS to allow health insurers to revise their rates for 2016 coverage if the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies in federal exchanges.
President Barack Obama's health secretary told Congress Tuesday that she has no administrative actions available to fix the "massive damage to our healthcare system" that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy healthcare coverage.
The Obama administration may take as many as two weeks before deciding whether to extend open enrollment for consumers who realize they'll face a hefty tax penalty for not obtaining health insurance coverage this year.
After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of the Affordable Care Act were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage. But extra time was being offered in some states.