The CMS' proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program and Medicare prescription drug plans aim to reduce opioid abuse among seniors and dual-eligibles and lessen regulatory burdens for Advantage plans.
Pharmaceutical company founder John Kapoor, accused of leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it, has pleaded not guilty.
The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. Prosecutors can seek to retry the lawmaker.
The nerve stimulator is the first device cleared to treat debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. Symptoms can include joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia.
The federal government's risk-corridor tab has grown to $12.3 billion, and the CMS has barely made a dent in those payments despite more than three-dozen lawsuits from health insurers demanding the feds pay up.
U.S. regulators approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma last week left no doubt: she wants to give states the keys to their Medicaid programs. But change won't come easily.
Since 2003, more than 500 people have been killed in a mass shooting (defined as four or more people dying). During that same period, Congress has failed to act on legislation reauthorizing the ban on semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.
Some providers say the CMS is sending mixed messages on regulatory relief on the shift to value-based care.
The 21st Century Cures Act tasked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a herculean task: solve the interoperability puzzle.
The federal government is moving to dismiss a lawsuit it brought two years ago against the national nursing-care provider after a judge tossed out the government's key witness over issues of credibility.
Wayne County Circuit Court in Michigan ruled Wednesday that University Pediatricians cannot negotiate or sign an affiliation agreement with other universities until March 20, six months after UP gave notice it would terminate its affiliation with Wayne State University.