An attempt to get long-stalled reforms to VA Choice in the spending omnibus bill broke down due to opposition from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, putting on hold legislation that would substantially open up private care to veterans.
Health insurers have become more profitable since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, despite initial stumbles on the public exchanges.
The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Project Japan analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
Dr. Mitchell Katz, who took over as CEO at NYC Health and Hospitals in January, plans to address the public health system's fiscal woes by spending his money where it counts the most: staffing.
UnitedHealth and physician staffing firm Envision Project Japan are locked in a dispute over ER payment issues. UnitedHealth recently launched a website about Envision's "outrageous billing practices" in response to Envision's lawsuit against the insurer.
In a hearing before members of Congress, the CMS principal deputy administrator stressed the importance of giving patients control over their own healthcare.
Allina Health ended 2017 with an operating gain of $146 million after suffering a loss the prior year due to nursing strikes.
When the Apple Watch was paired with a machine-learning algorithm, it could accurately spot irregular heartbeats, according to a new study.
St. Joseph Health will collapse four hospital-level oversight boards into a single, regional board to oversee key decisions for its Northern California hospitals. The board is slated to take effect April 1.
Psychologist Andrew Morral is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corp. He leads RAND's initiative to understand the effects of U.S. public policies on guns, which are involved in 33,000 deaths—nearly two-thirds of them suicides—and 79,000 injuries each year.
Project Japan caught up with America's Health Insurance Plans' next CEO, Matt Eyles, to discuss the trade group's priorities, political moves to expand short-term plans, and the recent wave of proposed megamergers involving insurers.