A top U.S. Senate Democrat called the Affordable Care Act a "major political blunder" on Tuesday, saying that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats should have focused on fixing the economy in 2009 instead.
In an effort to reach its goal of enrolling 9.1 million individuals on health insurance exchanges by the end of 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services is taking the healthcare reform law on the road on this busy holiday shopping weekend.
American demand for personal protective equipment to treat Ebola is leaving the West African countries affected by the outbreak in short supply, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Massachusetts overpaid hospitals for the Medicaid electronic health record incentive program by $2.1 million over a two-year period from 2011 through the end of 2012, according to a new rep ort from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Employers shouldn't incent employees who are costly to cover to buy coverage on the health insurance exchanges, the Obama administration said in a frequently asked question bulle tin.
Physicians' referrals to specialists have at least doubled ove r the past decade or so, but that trend isn't necessarily problematic, according to an arti cle from Medical Economics.
The Department of Veterans Affairs fired Sharon Helman, the head of the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, on Monday after an investigation confirmed a lack of oversight and other misconduct occurred under her leadership.
Meaningful cost containment within the healthcare system depends on patients carefully monitoring how much they pay for care, according to Marketwatch.
The Government Accountability Office urged the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration in a new repo rt to assess hospitals' reporting of revenue that they can receive from group purchasing organizations to ensure it does not affect Medicare payments.
Despite acknowledgement that digital communication is increasingly becoming a standard feature of the healthcare landscape, and often with meaningful ben efits, a Quartz c olumn by Esther Choo, M.D., an emergency physician and assistant professor at Warren Alpert Medical School, explored the downsides of e-health for patients and physicians.