The bill would fix the so-called "rural glitch" to increase payments to doctors and hospitals participating in rural ACOs. Provider groups say it would "level the playing field" between urban and rural ACOs.
Two seemingly innocuous computer commands, copy-and-paste, can lead to patient safety and reimbursement issues. Hospitals are developing policies for appropriate use of the shortcut, but they may need to look upstream.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is concerned that new Medicare payments that would favor home dialysis and kidney transplants over in-center dialysis might not work for a lot of patients and providers.
The tentative deal settles claims brought by two Ohio counties against distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson and the manufacturer Teva. The case would have been the first federal trial over the crisis.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who led HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology during the Obama administration and resigned from Humana's board of directors earlier this week to "avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest," is Google's latest health hire.
The wrongful death suit alleges Geisinger knew the neonatal intensive care unit of its flagship hospital in Danville was "dangerous, defective and contaminated" but continued filling its beds and hid the obvious danger from parents.
Arizona's Medicaid work requirement and other proposed changes to the program were supposed to go into effect next year. The state is suspending the plan as the courts scrutinize other states' work requirement waivers.
The presence of immigration authorities is becoming increasingly common at healthcare facilities around the country, and hospitals are struggling with where to draw the line to protect patients' rights amid rising immigration enforcement in the Trump administration.