A hearing held last week by a House judiciary subcommittee pitted a hospital CEO against an attorney on whether healthcare providers should be given greater protections against frivolous fraud lawsuits.
State Medicaid agencies have launched a wide array of payment and care-delivery reforms, some of which go further than the federal government's efforts. While they offer the promise of delivering higher-quality care, it's unreasonable to expect them to deliver lower costs, at least in the short run.
California patients who want to take advantage of the state's new aid-in-dying law are likely to face challenges in finding cooperative providers, at least initially. But two major systems say they'll support physicians who participate.
A shuttered Oregon co-op health plan filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government last week, saying that it and other insurers are owed as much as $5 billion in risk corridor payments.
A shuttered Oregon co-op health plan filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday, saying insurers are owed as much as $5 billion in risk corridor payments.
Here's what Manhattan freelance writer Marcella Durand feared when she went to an Affordable Care Act enrollment counselor for 2016 health insurance: a “terrible premium with a terrible deductible for a plan that covered nothing.” But she was "absolutely surprised" by a low-cost option.
HHS says that 12.7 million people signed up for 2016 coverage through the insurance exchanges, well within previously stated expectations. Now the Obama administration must ensure that the risk pool evens out so that premiums will stabilize and insurers will remain interested in selling the plans.
The future of Moda Health is up in the air after two states clamped down on the floundering health insurer.
States that rely on HealthCare.gov are still struggling to enroll people deemed eligible for Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Medicaid agencies.
The Obama administration may have disappointed states banking on an Affordable Care Act provision that would allow them to duck many of the law's federal mandates by finding homegrown ways to meet its coverage goals.
Wisconsin is known for its dairy farms and rolling hills. But some healthcare experts call it a trailblazer.
CareOregon CEO Patrick Curran announced Thursday that he has stepped down as the head of the not-for-profit health plan. Chief Network Officer Scott Clement will act as interim CEO.