Mike Leavitt and Tom Daschle sit on different ends of the political spectrum, but they share a common goal of seeing a public-private partnership drive innovation in healthcare.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue earlier in the week announced the agency would give more than $1 billion to healthcare organizations in rural areas of 41 states.
On Black Friday, telemedicine visits soar. And they've been increasing year-round. But they've yet to truly take off, as they're held back by old reimbursement models.
Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.
Starting in 2019, insurers in 15 more states will be able to participate in Medicare Advantage's value-based insurance design program. Plans encourage the use of high-value clinical services among chronically ill patients by lowering or eliminating cost-sharing.
Not-for-profit health systems particularly fear the Senate and House bills would hurt hospital capital financing by limiting or eliminating tax-exempt bond issues.
Nevada is asking the federal government for $11.3 million to continue the state's Children's Health Insurance Program while Congress decides if it will renew funding for the decades-old program.
Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become HHS secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.
The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The Council of Economic Advisers said some previous studies didn't reflect the number of fatalities blamed on opioids.
As part of its effort to expand private healthcare, the VA is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics.
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders as the House passed its similar tax package.
Two House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the CMS from imposing its slated $1.6 billion cut to the 340B program. The move comes just days after hospitals sued to stop the reductions from taking place.