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.
Burwell reportedly cited recent surveys that show enrollees are extremely satisfied with their coverage and that record numbers of people have gained insurance. She also downplayed the significance of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna pulling out of the exchanges. The meeting came just days after...
The American Hospital Association has warned the Affordable Care Act marketplaces lack stability as insurers exit and concern over drastically rising premiums continues.
Enduring influence is the central theme for many of the names atop this year's list, Modern Healthcare's 15th annual ranking. Coming in at No. 2 and No. 3 this year are CEOs of two of the nation's largest healthcare systems. The nation's payers are also well represented at the top.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said this month that the agency was reluctantly moving more than $80 million from other areas of research into efforts to develop a vaccine. Lawmakers made several attempts to pass funding before they left for summer break. Democrats blocked one bill because it...
The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic. The declaration allows the HHS to award grants, access emergency funds and temporarily appoint personnel where needed, among other things.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who had been wearing two hats at HHS, last week stepped down from her role as the nation's top health information technology official.