The CMS needs to do a better job ensuring that there are adequate networks for Medicare Advantage plans, according to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office.
Healthcare systems face broader unfunded pension liabilities as they make long overdue updates to their assumptions for retiree longevity, and raise the level of assets they will need to account for a falling discount rate.
The political fight over the funding of Planned Parenthood could be felt in rural Scott County, Ind., where this year there was a rush to get HIV tests after 180 people tested positive. But there was no place to get testing services.
A CMS spokeswoman said the new contractor responsible for overseeing the HealthCare.gov website could be made public this week.The previous contractor, Optum, announced in May that it was stepping away from the job. That contract ended July 31.
The U.S. military's giant EHR contract announced last week with a consortium including Cerner Corp. likely will have a major impact on advancing interoperability in health information technology across the entire U.S. healthcare system, experts say.
To celebrate Medicaid's 50th birthday, the Government Accountability Office is taking a look at all the ways it has told the CMS to improve the program, but the agency has yet to act on.
There's a systemic breakdown that's causing mishandling of potentially deadly biological materials at federal research labs, according to federal investigators.
Senate Republicans allege CMS officials stonewalled the Government Accountability Office's attempts to probe HealthCare.gov's vulnerability to fraud. Democrats counter that the GAO has no evidence of actual fraud.
Hospitals say the Government Accountability Office used faulty methodology when it found that hospitals that serve high numbers of low-income patients abuse a federal drug discount by overprescribing medications. HHS raised similar concerns about the findings.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office says inaccurate medical records and noncompliance are thwarting efforts to lower suicide rates among veterans.
CVS is buying the pharmacy benefits provider Omnicare in a deal valued estimated at $12.7 billion.
The most expensive 5% of Medicaid beneficiaries nationally accounted for nearly half of program spending from 2009 to 2011, the Government Accountability Office reports.