The collaboration is a new take on a common theme: Telemedicine meets clinically integrated network. And it will allow faster and broader telemedicine adoption than if each health system tried to build its own independent program.
WellCare executives are getting “formal M&A training” this month and will eventually scour the marketplace for promising Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans. The insurer has been storing surplus cash and now has $1.25 billion of “dry powder” to spend on transactions.
The fiscal 2017 budget proposal from the White House would allow the HHS secretary to negotiate the prices of biologics for Medicare patients and would more quickly close the "doughnut hole" coverage gap.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is increasing its effort to present offset options when it advises Congress on funding and policy changes to the federal healthcare programs serving low-income people and children.
The CMS will extend coverage for a Boston Scientific Corp. surgical device for treating nonvalvular atrial fibrillation to patients in a registry rather than limiting payment to patients enrolled in a clinical trial.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is strongly favored to win Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire. But Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz sent Democrats a warning shot about the attacks they will face if Sanders ultimately beats Hillary Clinton.
Nearly 10.7 million Medicare beneficiaries have received discounts totaling over $20.8 billion on prescription drugs, an average of $1,945 per beneficiary, since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, according to new data released by HHS.
Some believe a federal appeals court decision over hospital classifications could lead to millions of dollars in savings for hospitals across the country. The court Thursday invalidated a Medicare regulation that says certain hospitals can't be classified as both rural and urban.
Congress wonders whether the composition of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission renders it a biased and therefore unreliable source of recommendations.
The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege at a House Oversight Committee hearing before taking to Twitter and calling the legislators "imbeciles."
During the last Democratic debate before the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton said she shares Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' hope for universal health coverage but wants to build on the Affordable Care Act to achieve it.
Federal officials on Wednesday outlined a plan to improve care at hospitals that treat Native Americans in four Great Plains states, including creating a multi-agency group to focus on quality and patient safety and designating a single organization to accredit Indian Health Service hospitals.