A proposal to shift the Affordable Care Act's annual enrollment period could both help and hurt consumers, according to state insurance regulators and industry officials.
The CMS will continue ordering some drug and device manufacturers to collect evidence on how well their technologies work before giving its final approval on reimbursement.
Consumers can now evaluate the quality of care at more than 5,500 dialysis facilities online with a five-star rating system the CMS rolled out last week. But kidney-care providers remain concerned that the structure of the program will create more confusion than clarity for consumers.
President Obama has two options to flesh out healthcare spending priorities in his annual budget recommendations: Submit a status quo spending blueprint or propose new initiatives he knows Republicans will reject for the sake of shaping the healthcare debate in the 2016 presidential election.
Consumers can now evaluate the quality of care at more than 5,500 dialysis facilities online with a five-star rating system the CMS rolled out Thursday. The program is part of a broader federal initiative to boost transparency and help Medicare beneficiaries compare quality.
Significant gaps remain in ensuring the safety of compounded drugs given in hospitals, reports a study released to Modern Healthcare early Thursday morning by HHS' Office of Inspector General.
While last year's State of the Union speech was clouded by the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the president is expected to confront the Republican-led Congress with the achievements of his signature healthcare law.
CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's announcement last Friday that she's leaving the CMS at the end of February kicked off speculation on whom President Barack Obama will nominate to replace her.
Dr. James Madara has served as executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Association since 2011. Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks recently talked with Madara about re-engineering physician practices, the regulation of telemedicine practice and why the AMA opposes...
I am a strong advocate for providing quality care but am disappointed when my organization does follow-up on current Medicare HCAHPS. Often responses are given by people not involved in the patient's care (the patient or their spokesperson).
Telehealth, which has been around for four decades, lives in regulatory limbo, despite being one of the more promising technologies for improving patient outcomes and lowering costs.
Oregon's 380,000 new Medicaid enrollees are younger and healthier than anticipated, so the influx into the state's coordinated-care system did not negatively affect its ability to meet targeted savings of $11 billion over 10 years, the state reported.