In a speech to insurers, CMS Administrator Seema Verma claimed patients would struggle to find a doctor if the U.S. implements "Medicare for all."
The Trump administration is looking at new risk structures, including direct provider contracting, to drive cost-saving behaviors in the healthcare industry. But CMMI Director Adam Boehler said that won't dent the Medicare Advantage business.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's top health official and vocal Medicaid expansion critic Mary Mayhew has been named as director of Medicaid and CHIP at the CMS.
More than 4,100 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of 2018 because they did not comply with the state's work requirement. That's on top of the 4,353 people who were dropped last month.
Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.
Dr. David Shulkin, whose departure from the VA was announced through Twitter this past spring, will be chief innovation officer at Sanford Health in South Dakota.
A jury in federal court in Port Huron, Mich., unanimously said Tuesday that Pontiac General Hospital breached a contract with the Canadian parents of an international medical school graduate who paid $400,000 believing their son would be accepted into the hospital's residency program.
In the largest HIPAA settlement ever, Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million over its 2015 data breach that affected nearly 79 million people.
The businesses will offer insight as Cerner works to implement the VA's new electronic health record. Cerner and the VA are working to make sure the EHR is "fully interoperable."