A Michigan doctor already embroiled in a federal lawsuit over his involvement in a physician-owned device distributorship was accused of performing lumbar spinal fusion surgeries without actually implanting medical devices.
Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.
Many states are struggling to re-enroll adults and children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, with hundreds of thousands of current beneficiaries at risk of losing coverage, advocates say.
House Republicans are circulating a proposal to overhaul the way Medicare pays hospitals for short stays, including a plan to eliminate the widely criticized “two-midnight rule.”
Abortion procedures in the U.S. reached a record low in 2011, with 730,322 abortions reported, down 4.6% from 2010, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiles data on the procedures.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—who is slated to help decide the fate of the healthcare reform law next year—reportedly was resting comfortably Wednesday morning after having a stent placed in her heart.
A Las Vegas hospice illegally billed Medicare and Medicaid for patients who were not terminally ill, the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Nevada allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Talk about sending mixed messages. Robert McDonald, the new head of the Veterans Affairs Department, wants to hire 28,000 new doctors, nurses and other clinical staff to reduce delays in offering care to the nation's growing VA-eligible population.