In a hearing before members of Congress, the CMS principal deputy administrator stressed the importance of giving patients control over their own healthcare.
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Not only did stabilization talks fall apart ahead of congressional leaders' $1.3 trillion spending deal: Congress has added oversight provisions aimed at the Obamacare exchanges.
Drug prices rise despite Trump's call to lower them, Biden asks for details on interoperability, and obesity-related inflammation causes taste bud loss.
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.
When the Apple Watch was paired with a machine-learning algorithm, it could accurately spot irregular heartbeats, according to a new study.
Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield was named Wednesday to become the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As Congress allocates an additional $1 billion in state grants to combat the opioid epidemic, House lawmakers pressed officials on where the last round of grants have gone.
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.
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.
A shortage of injectable opioids that's expected to last to mid-2019 is forcing providers to delay or cancel surgeries.
Allina Health ended 2017 with an operating gain of $146 million after suffering a loss the prior year due to nursing strikes.
The CMS says the University of Maryland Medical Center violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act with its handling of a mentally ill patient who was found in just a gown and socks outside the center's midtown Baltimore campus on a freezing January night.
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.
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.
Several lawmakers have asked the Trump administration to boost Puerto Rico's Medicare Advantage rates, which are now 43% below the national average, citing troubling access to care issues on the island.
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.
After the House scuttled a measure to fund CSRs and reinsurance in the omnibus spending bill, the leading GOP negotiators in the Senate revived a fight to get their stabilization bill a vote in the upper chamber.
The Republican-led Tennessee House has passed legislation aiming to require certain able-bodied TennCare recipients to spend 20 hours a week working, volunteering or attending school.
Aetna and Sutter Health have chosen Steve Wigginton, former CEO of Valence Health, as CEO of their joint venture that will soon launch a health plan designed to lower healthcare costs for Northern California self-insured employers and their employees.
President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism because of a 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research.