For the second year, the CMS has awarded bonuses to 1 in 4 accountable care organizations working under a Medicare model intended to spur providers to deliver lower-cost care. They will share $422 million out of the $833 million they collectively saved the government in 2014.
A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of Arizona's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional.
The selection of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and President Barack Obama for the top two spots in the 14th annual Modern Healthcare 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare reflects the continuing centrality in healthcare of the ACA and the ongoing political battle over its future.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' influence on healthcare is hard to overstate, especially after this year's landmark King v. Burwell case. He placed No. 1 on Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015.
The threat of a looming “post-antibiotic era” has been detailed for years in media reports, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation has finally reached that tipping point.
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.
A growing lobbying push to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans would undo policymakers' goal of restructuring a tax exclusion that disproportionately benefits higher income workers and insulates all employees from most of the pain of rising healthcare costs.
Deaths, whether inevitable or caused by preventable medical errors, happen daily at most hospitals. But few have adopted best practices for handling complaints or even questions from family members and caregivers, whose first and understandable reaction often starts with the word “why.”
American Hospital Association says insurers' mergers could affect access, affordability and innovation in healthcare, and other news
The American Hospital Association sent a letter last week to the U.S. Department of Justice, saying that mergers involving four of the nation's largest insurers could affect access, affordability and innovation in healthcare.
President Barack Obama has signed a bill that requires hospitals to notify Medicare patients when they are receiving observation care but have not been admitted.
Healthcare providers are expressing support for legislation overwhelmingly approved by Congress that would require hospitals to notify Medicare patients when they are under observation care in a hospital but have not been admitted. Some observers, however, say the measure doesn't address the...
Two senators are expected this week to offer the latest in a growing pile of bills in Congress aimed at what many see as a national mental health treatment crisis.