FCC Chairman Ajit Pai talks with Modern Healthcare about telehealth barriers, the agency's new Connected Care Pilot Program and why he hopes to continue working on telehealth issues after stepping down from his agency post.
A new CDC director is arriving to a mammoth task: reasserting the agency while the pandemic is in its deadliest phase yet and the nation's largest-ever vaccination campaign is wracked by confusion and delays.
CMS will provide coverage for FDA-authorized, blood-based screening tests for Medicare beneficiaries when certain requirements are met, including that the patient is between 50 and 85 years old, asymptomatic and at average risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Nearly 30 announced hospital deals in the fourth quarter signaled that hospital executives are more comfortable with the virtual due diligence process and that finances have stabilized, M&A experts said.
Chip Kahn, president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, talked with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock about what the industry can expect during the early days of the Biden administration.
The newly public price information could shake the industry, equipping insurers and large employers to drive harder bargains with hospitals. Savings eventually could filter down to patients through lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs.