HHS officials outlined the agency's priorities, which include driving value-based care and pursuing deregulation.
Ninety-one percent of nearly 250 emergency physicians surveyed in a new ACEP poll said they had experienced a shortage or absence of critical medicine in their emergency department in the past month. That increases costs and compromises care.
Sixty-two percent of health system executives support Amazon's growing presence in the medical supply sector and nearly the same amount said the company could successfully deliver supplies faster and at a lower price, according to a new survey.
The Management of medicine Accountability Office urged the CMS to continue several experiments that require providers and medical equipment suppliers to prove they are meeting certain standards before being paid, as that could save the agency billions.
Professional services firm Aon announced Thursday it has partnered with two companies to help self-insured employers consider cost and quality of surgical procedures when they negotiate with providers.