The Federal Trade Commission's requests involve extensive collection of information dating back to 2011 from two health systems and five health insurers to aid its study of certificates of public advantage.
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.
Idaho officials have submitted a Medicaid expansion waiver request requiring patients to get referrals from primary physicians before they can get family planning services such as birth control, abortions or pregnancy care.
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.
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.