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Health lawyers meet to mull antitrust ruling, data security

By Paul Demko  |  February 28, 2015

On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the blockbuster King v. Burwell case in Washington, healthcare lawyers will assemble in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to discuss other important and contentious legal topics at the American Bar Association's Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law...

CMS says software glitch caused 800,000 faulty IRS forms

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 26, 2015

A software malfunction caused more than 800,000 HealthCare.gov enrollees to receive incorrect information on tax forms intended to help them determine if the subsidies they collected were too large or too small, an Obama administration official said Thursday.

Slavitt builds his CMS leadership team

Slavitt builds his CMS leadership team

By Darius Tahir  |  February 23, 2015

CMS interim leader Andy Slavitt apparently is putting together his senior team as the departure of Administrator Marilyn Tavenner draws closer.

Quality experts meet to discuss next steps for patient safety

Quality experts meet to discuss next steps for patient safety

By Andis Robeznieks  |  February 21, 2015

More than 15 years after the Institute of Medicine's landmark report on patient safety, the National Patient Safety Foundation is convening a panel of experts in Boston this week to assess the state of the safety movement and where it needs to go.

CMS: Boost Medicare Advantage payments 1.1%

By Bob Herman  |  February 21, 2015

The CMS has proposed increasing health insurers' Medicare Advantage payment rates by 1.05% for 2016, a move that kicks off a 45-day dogfight in Washington before the rates are cemented.

Florida hospitals seek options after CMS nixes Medicaid waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 21, 2015

The CMS will not renew a Medicaid waiver in Florida expiring in June that provides more than $1 billion a year to help the state's hospitals cover uncompensated-care costs for low-income and uninsured patients.

Feds probe Humana's Medicare Advantage practices

Feds probe Humana's Medicare Advantage practices

By Bob Herman  |  February 21, 2015

The Department of Justice has asked health insurer Humana for more information about its Medicare Advantage risk-adjustment practices, based on a whistle-blower lawsuit from several years ago, Humana said last week in a regulatory filing.

Rate battle peaks as Advantage plans grow

Rate battle peaks as Advantage plans grow

By Bob Herman  |  February 20, 2015

Paula Ercolini is one of about 1.8 million seniors who are part of a Medicare Advantage advocacy group that is blitzing the airwaves and putting pressure on the Obama administration and Congress.

CMS pitches 1.1% boost to Medicare Advantage payments

By Bob Herman  |  February 20, 2015

The CMS has proposed increasing health insurers' Medicare Advantage payments by 1.05% for 2016, a move that kicks off a 45-day dogfight in Washington before the rates are cemented.

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