The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Viekira Pak, a combination of pills that becomes the fourth treatment the agency has approved to treat hepatitis C.
Cindy Mann's planned departure next month from her post as the CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS) surprised healthcare stakeholders who know her and are familiar with her work.
The CMS Friday added about 68,000 new records documenting $200 million in payments made to physicians by medical-device and drug manufacturers to its Open Payments database.
Texas Health Resources, the system that treated the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., reported that patient volume at its affected Dallas hospital is returning to normal levels.
The CMS has awarded $187 million to five states in the agency's final round of grants for development of state-based exchanges. The bulk of that money, nearly $100 million, is going to Arkansas, the only state that is actively working to establish its own marketplace.
The Mayo Clinic has settled with a former executive whom the clinic accused of leaving for another job with trade secrets in hand.
By more than one measure, hospitals saw operating income slump in 2013. But that may actually be good news for some hospitals.
Fitch Ratings is maintaining it's A+ credit rating for Catholic Health Initiatives, the rapidly expanding national health system that earlier this week reported a sharp drop in its operating performance. Rival rating agency Standard & Poor's recently downgraded CHI because of weak financial results.
Carolinas HealthCare System more than doubled its operating surplus for the first nine months of the year as it increased its market share, saw an improved payer mix and slowed the growth of labor costs.
A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits. The American Hospital Association said in a statement that it disagrees with the court's decision and expects to file an appeal.