Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members say the panel needs to explore how to lower hospitals' drug prices covered under Medicare Part A, with some members floating binding arbitration as a possibility.
This week the House committee chairs finalized their subcommittees and figured out who will be leading the healthcare policy charge in the lower chamber for the 116th Congress.
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders might scare patients away from the best treatment options.
Nearly a year ago, the private insurer in the state's overhauled Medicaid managed-care program slashed reimbursement rates to medical suppliers. Now a large provider is terminating its contract.
Providers, vendors and others told the Management of medicine Accountability Office they still struggle with correctly matching patients to their records, which can theoretically put patients in danger.