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OIG: New audits will focus on managed care, Medicare Advantage plans

While the government will continue pursuing allegations of fraud, waste and abuse by doctors, hospitals and suppliers in fiscal 2015, the Office of Inspector General's latest workplan turns an investigative eye on Medicare Advantage and plans sold pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, the Center for Public Integrity reported.

Reporter's Notebook: Boston healthcare forum tackles Affordable Care Act, product innovation

The Economist's  Health Care Forum 2014 conference in Boston brought together healthcare leaders to discuss hot button topics, such as price transparency and the future of healthcare. And though they didn't resolve the big issues, some of the topics--such as whether the Affordable Care Act is a success or a failure--generated lively debate.

Price transparency: A first step toward true healthcare reform

The growing movement to reveal prices for hospital procedures is just one piece of the healthcare reform puzzle, according to leading experts who spoke Wednesday at  The Economists'  Heal th Care Forum 2014  in Boston.

Hospital finance execs have to change their perspective

The Affordable Care Act will change the responsibilities and the expectations of financial management executives in the coming years and decades,  Hospitals & Health Networks  report ed.

How sharing ministries steer members away from actual health insurance

"I hope they don't take anything away from us." Those were the words of a Baptist minister from Georgia named Daniel, uttered in my living room about five years ago as the Affordable...

ACA hasn't boosted number of new patients at doctor offices

Even though the number of sign-ups during the open enrollment for healthcare exchanges increased throughout the first half of 2014, the number of patients going into doctors' offices hasn't, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth. 

PwC: Hospital deals down, value up in first quarter

Hospital mergers and acquisitions during the first quarter of 2014 were substantially lower than they were during the first quarter of 2013, but deal value increased, according to a new report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

RACs, politics, hospital survival dominate AHA annual membership meeting

The challenges that hospital leaders face were never more apparent this week than during conversations and sessions at the American Hospital Association's annual membership meeting. Healthcare...

ACA likely to lead to more healthcare spending

Although healthcare reform is designed to remove waste from the healthcare system, experts say it will lead to more spending now that millions of people are newly insured.

Sebelius decided to leave post after 2012 election

Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Sunday in a televised interview that the timeline for rolling out HealthCare.gov was wrong and the technical glitches that plagued the website were the lowest point of her five-year tenure.