The CMS needs to do a better job overseeing the 12 state-administered demonstration programs intended to improve care of people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has backed a proposal to reduce Part B drug payment rates for hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, though members had signaled they would oppose it.
The Food and Drug Administration is speeding up its review of new drugs, yet often fails to keep track of safety issues with those medicines once they reach patients, according to government investigators.
Dr. Jeffrey Bailet has been named chairman-elect of the American Medical Group Association's board of directors for 2016.
Prescribing a climate remedy: Healthcare leaders aim to affect international climate change negotiations
For an industry that loves to promote the “triple aim” buzz phrase, the U.S. healthcare system often leaves out one important element.
Four years into Medicare's value-based purchasing program, more hospitals than ever are earning bonuses, and the top-performing ones are getting bigger rewards. But policy experts and hospitals themselves remain dubious that the program has much influence over healthcare quality.
After a report from the government watchdog said few people were exploiting vulnerabilities in the enrollment process that could allow them to receive insurance subsidies while still enrolled in Medicaid, Democrats in the House called the GAO report just another effort by Republicans to derail the...
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.
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.