HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said any replacement needs to answer three questions: Does it cover as many people? Does it maintain the quality of coverage? Would the plan keep bending the healthcare cost curve in the right direction?
A group of Republican senators introduced a bill Friday to bar the government from paying any award or settlement to the growing number of health insurers suing for funds owed to them under one of the Affordable Care Act's risk programs.
If HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell heard NPR's "Morning Edition" on Tuesday, the first day of 2017 open enrollment, she must have felt ill. An Oregon man described his plan to buy coverage midyear if he got sick. That's precisely the type of gaming that is causing big problems for the ACA.
The program is modeled after a similar one from Maryland that covers only hospitals. The Vermont ACO will cover Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers, requiring those who participate to pay similar rates for all services.
In January, Vermont will become the first state in the nation to move to a voluntary all-payer accountable care organization model, the CMS announced Wednesday. The Vermont program is modeled after a similar one from Maryland, but the Maryland program covers only hospitals.
With polls showing Hillary Clinton with a big lead in the Nov. 8 election, Democratic political insiders are looking ahead. They say she will quickly name people to top health policy positions who are diverse in gender, race, and ethnicity, have sharp administrative skills, and can work in a...
With Hillary Clinton heavily favored to win the White House, we surveyed insiders for the people most likely to assume top health policy positions. Her picks, they say, would be diverse in gender, race and ethnicity and would have sharp political and administrative skills.
The evidence clearly shows that small and rural practices are successful in improving care and lowering costs and even outperforming their urban peers. They are nimble and dedicated to the care of their communities.
Health officials said the delay in receiving funding has stalled work in other areas of health concern, however.
Vermont has received tentative approval from the Obama administration to establish an all-payer reimbursement system for healthcare providers in the state starting in January.
HHS has announced the winners of a contest challenging designers to leverage technology to make the inscrutable – the basic healthcare explanation of benefits – so easy to read even a human being can comprehend it. Several hospitals around the country will test the designs.
The American Hospital Association has warned the Affordable Care Act marketplaces lack stability as insurers exit and concern over drastically rising premiums continues.