The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission will likely recommend Congress extend Medicaid's postpartum coverage, but its members split on whether to make the expansion mandatory or optional for states because COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on state budgets.
Ascension Rx—the newly launched brand for the system's national pharmacy—offers specialty medication packaging and delivery, infusion therapy and medication management, including financial aid coordination.
The second part of CMS' 2022 Medicare Advantage advance notice deals with planned changes to capitation rates and other risk adjustment methodologies. The agency released it early to help plans deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing homes, small physician offices and rural clinics are being left behind in the rush for N95 masks and other protective gear, exposing some of the country’s most vulnerable populations and their caregivers to COVID-19 while larger, wealthier health care facilities build equipment stockpiles.
A lab experiment aimed at fixing defective DNA in human embryos shows what can go wrong with this type of gene editing. In more than half of the cases, the editing caused unintended changes, such as loss of an entire chromosome.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said Friday that independent monitors had recommended placing on hold enrollment of the most severely ill patients—those who need intense oxygen treatment or breathing machines—because of a potential safety problem and unfavorable balance of risks and benefits.
A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public warnings from the government’s top health officials.
As a powerful new wave of infections sweeps the U.S. just ahead of Election Day, the nation's handling of the nearly 8-month-old crisis has been marked by what health experts see as grave missteps, wasted time and squandered opportunities by leaders at all levels of government.
Allscripts’ 9.5% revenue dip is partially attributable to lower revenue from EPSi, a business unit focused on financial decision support, that Allscripts sold to Strata Decision Technology for $365 million earlier this month.
Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.
Value-based care is widely considered the solution to rising healthcare costs—moving away from fee-for-service by aligning financial incentives to produce higher quality and better results. But important policy adjustments are necessary to finally make this transition.