The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health system.
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Healthcare news this week …
A Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospital is under CMS scrutiny after a patient died and others are at risk for harm because staffers didn't follow proper restraint procedures.
Avia and former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced a new Medicaid transformation initiative at the network summit, and healthcare leaders looked to pizza for digital tips.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.
The U.S. Justice Department charged a former investigator for health insurer Anthem Blue Cross, a physician and three others for submitting false claims to insurers.
Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and a former campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday.
NYC Health & Hospitals and UnitedHealthcare are heading to arbitration over $11.5 million in denied inpatient medical claims. Most were for emergency care for patients covered by UnitedHealthcare's Medicaid and Medicare programs.
HHS released proposed regulations that would block Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving Title X family planning funds as well as ban any abortion referrals.
The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated attempts to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday.
The Affordable Care Act remains an election talking point, but lawmakers are shifting their policy focus to the Trump administration's agenda as states take the reins on the exchanges.
After a year as HHS' chief technology officer, Bruce Greenstein will leave the agency to join home health provider LHC Group.
Morris & Dickson can start distributing opioids again, privacy advocates worry about AI transcription services, and investigators turn to public geneaology to identify a murder suspect.
The justices ruled 5-4 that employers can prohibit their employees from turning to class-action litigation to resolve workplace disputes.
Health system giant Kaiser Permanente is committing $200 million to fight housing insecurity as it begins seeking investment opportunities as a way to improve community health.
The Government Accountability Office urged the CMS to continue several experiments that require providers and medical equipment suppliers to prove they are meeting certain standards before being paid, as that could save the agency billions.
Ninety-one percent of nearly 250 emergency physicians surveyed in a new ACEP poll said they had experienced a shortage or absence of critical medicine in their emergency department in the past month. That increases costs and compromises care.