HHS is not aware of any consumers intentionally falsifying information to get subsides for insurance exchange coverage, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified Tuesday. This month, the GAO said investigators were able to sign up for coverage, get subsidies and re-enroll with bogus information.
There are no current plans for HHS to investigate Planned Parenthood for providing fetal tissue to researchers, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Tuesday. Some want the provider's funding pulled after leaked videos show doctors discussing providing tissue from aborted fetuses to researchers.
The CMS has taken steps to ensure transparency and timely renewal of Medicaid demonstration waivers via new guidance. This comes weeks after facing congressional criticism and scrutiny over its oversight of the program. The agency also announced it's creating new ways for states to use 1115 waivers...
Terminally ill patients no longer will have to give up curative treatment to receive Medicare-paid hospice care, under a limited new program the CMS will start testing with 140 hospice providers as early as January.
Mary Wakefield has been nominated to permanently serve as HHS deputy secretary, a position she's held in an acting capacity for the past four months.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell remained tight-lipped about how the administration might respond to a loss in the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case during an appearance in Chicago on Tuesday.
The skirmishing ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court's King v. Burwell decision suggests we are in for a period of prolonged political turbulence should the high court strike down premium subsidies in the 34 states using the federally run exchanges.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is ready to defend President Barack Obama's healthcare law before congressional Republicans who consider it a failure and who hope the Supreme Court will void one of its cornerstones—federal subsidies that help millions afford coverage.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell delivered the closing speech of the three-day Datapalooza conference in Washington, calling on entrepreneurs to partner with the federal government to help transform the American healthcare system.
Few things are constant these days in the ever-changing world of healthcare, but there's one incontestable certainty in the mind of every leader responsible for plotting the strategic direction of a hospital or health system: Value-based payment is here—and it's here to stay.
After meeting privately with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Wednesday, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott emerged defiant, declaring his absolute opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Healthcare providers have mixed responses to the administration's aggressive linkage of uncompensated-care funding to Medicaid expansion. Hospital leaders in Florida, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas strongly support Medicaid expansion but don't want to risk losing the money.