The Trump administration's idea to tie Medicare drug spending to other countries' lower prices is popular with progressive Democrats, but can HHS Secretary Alex Azar bring Senate Republicans on board?
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Previous cuts to the DSH program brought NYC Health & Hospitals to the brink of being unable to pay its workforce on time in fall 2017. Now, it wants to change the state formula altogether.
The CMS announced a new model to give Part D plans more skin in the game to cut Medicare's drug spending, and will expand the scope of its Medicare Advantage value-based design model.
New York currently ranks 30th in the country when it comes to maternal mortality rate. The state's executive budget calls for legislation to create a maternal mortality review board.
CVS Health and Walmart said they have resolved a contract dispute and inked a new multi-year contract that allows certain CVS pharmacy benefit management customers to continue filling prescriptions at Walmart drugstores.
Senate health committee GOP Chair Lamar Alexander and top Democrat Patty Murray introduced five-year funding for community health centers and other key healthcare funding under the panel's jurisdiction.
The FDA is no longer accepting new generic-drug applications because of the government shutdown, which could prevent hospitals for scoring cheaper, generic alternatives.
The CMS' proposed rule governing Affordable Care Act exchange payments in 2020 included cutting user fees and laying the groundwork to eliminate "silver-loading."
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson said his organization's recent initiatives to address homelessness and housing instability in the Bay Area are a first step to develop a model that could be replicated throughout the system's national network.
Steiner will replace Joel Wernick, who is retiring after 30 years as the Georgia system's top executive. Steiner currently serves as CEO of four Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospitals in Detroit.
Hundreds of groups including major healthcare industry associations and hospitals sent letters to Congress and President Donald Trump urging an end to the partial government shutdown, citing health consequences of the lapsed funding.
Rising costs, government mandates and patient safety and quality were hospital CEOs' biggest concerns in 2018, per the American College of Healthcare Executives' annual survey.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission decided to recommend Congress make a 2% payment hike for long-term care hospitals because there were concerns over whether the current payment rates are adequate.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress pass legislation to consolidate most of Medicare's value-based quality programs and boost payments for high-performing hospitals.
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to allow the over-the-counter purchase of the drug overdose-reversal medication naloxone in an effort to expand greater access to the lifesaving drug.
Rural communities will feel the pain first. But it will also ripple through major cities, where the healthcare workforce has become highly dependent on a steady stream of physicians, nurses and support staff born in other countries.
Regulations.gov, the website used to view and submit comments on federal regulations and rules, will be shut down for at least 24 hours due to technical difficulties. The site's landing page said it was closing due to the government shutdown.
Nearly half of physicians report feelings of burnout, and women suffer higher rates of burnout than men, according to a survey by Medscape.
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Pro-choice groups sue to let nurses perform abortions, FDA staff return to work, and Theresa May faces another tough day.
North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.