National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo is just a Senate confirmation away from officially joining the Department of Health and Human Services as its new assistant secretary for health, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that it will divert $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health centers across the country in an effort to increase healthcare access.
The healthcare industry currently uses thousands of measures to assess healthcare in the United States. But a new report reveals that providers only need to track 15 core measures or "vital signs" to determine progress.
The Department of Health and Human Services has denied a request from Democrats to create an open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act for women when they find out they are pregnant.
The White House says will look to the medical community to not only make the case that climate change poses significant health risks and to help reduce these potential harms.
President Barack Obama's recent claim that the Affordable Care Act has led to 50,000 fewer preventable patient deaths may be based on "an estimate of an estimate," but it is likely that Obama is correct about the healthcare reform law's ability to reduce patient harms, according to the Washington Post's Fact Checker blog.
At a White House event Wednesday, President Barack Obama kicked off the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a wide-reaching, public-private collaboration that the administration hopes will speed up the transition to value-based payment models.
The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 28 states and the District of Columbia was the driving force behind a significant drop in the cost of uncompensated care last year, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
More than $27.8 billion has been returned to the Medicare Trust Fund since the inception of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program in 1997, according to a new report from the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. The program recovered $3.3 billion of taxpayer money in the 2014 fiscal year alone.
The Obama administration's final rule on wraparound benefit coverage makes it clear that insurers can't offer excepted benefits as a substitute for primary coverage.