Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health are working on yet another attempt to reform the unpopular Sustainable Growth Rate formula, according to Healthcare Finance News.
The use of contaminated endoscopes infected scores of patients in Pittsburgh, Seattle and Chicago hospitals with a deadly, drug-resistant infection, according to recent reports, underscoring the danger posed by the "looming global crisis" of such superbugs.
Medicare will award quality bonuses to the majority of hospitals it assesses, but in most cases, other penalties will offset those gains, Kaiser Health News reports.
Senate Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday to repeal the individual mandate provision under the Affordable Care Act, reported Reuters.
This week the United States Supreme Court considered arguments in a case that could have far-reaching ramifications for providers' ability to sue states for insufficient Medicaid reimbursement, Kaiser Health News reported.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night touted two proposals that could alter the healthcare landscape this year: Personalized medicine and cybersecurity.
Massachusetts policies have made it easier for patients and providers to avoid malpractice litigation, Kaiser Health News reported.
When Healthcare.gov launched in October 2013, laden with flaws and mishaps, it raised a number of concerns--namely, did the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plan appropriately for the marketplace's launch? A recent Office of Inspector General said, in a word, "No."
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that since last April, it has offered relief to a total of 25 whistleblowers who faced retaliation for exposing wrongdoing at VA facilities.
The American Academy of Family Physicians is urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to ease the burden on physicians trying to comply with federal health IT goals.