The Maryland Health Care Commission expanded its price transparency initiative with hospital cost comparison tools for consumers.

Getting providers to change their prescribing patterns is key to reducing the number and duration of prescriptions, CMO Trent Haywood said.

Insurers are using personal data to raise rates for consumers, and drug companies are securing spots on preferred drug lists with their dollars.

CMS’ plans to update evaluation and management codes generated controversy among doctors, including oncologists who treat high-acuity patients.

Many patients still feel uncomfortable voicing concerns or preferences to clinicians, even as experts push for greater engagement with patients around safety. 

The risk adjustment freeze will make health insurance and medical care unaffordable for many Americans, the AMA and others warned.

ACEP and the Medical Association of Georgia are asking for a court to put an end to Anthem's new ER policy.

Groups that represent physicians are still digesting the 1,473-page proposed rule released by CMS but have already found fault with the plan.

Urgent care clinics are prescribing unnecessary antibiotics at almost three times the rate of traditional physician offices and more practice news.

Jennifer Breuer, a partner with Drinker Biddle, said the proposed rule is a “game-changer” for telehealth if it's finalized in its current form.