Lawmakers grilled a CMS administrator Tuesday as government watchdog groups release more damning reports on the federal agency's efforts at eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
The CMS threatened Monday to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to an Indian Health Service hospital in Rapid City—the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.
The Arizona Supreme Court says hospitals can go after lawsuit settlements to get additional reimbursement for costs of providing care for some patients covered by the state's Medicaid program.
Ohio must continue to provide certain funding to Planned Parenthood while a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization is being challenged, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Beg, borrow and steal. Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need.
Ascension, the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital system, has provided care to 1,600 military veterans under the new Veterans Choice healthcare program since launching an advertising blitz in 21 of its major markets in March.
The Justice Department has joined a whistle-blower's lawsuit against Prime Healthcare alleging the hospital chain fraudulently billed Medicare for beneficiaries admitted as inpatients when they should have been treated as outpatients.
Arguments are scheduled to wrap up this week in a closely watched Federal Trade Commission case challenging a proposed merger between two Chicago-area health systems.