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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Leading Congressional Democrats immediately recoiled Tuesday from a new proposal to cut $600 billion in Medicare...
MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...
Sebelius: Repealing healthcare law returns power to insurance companies
Repealing the new federal healthcare law will put power back in the hands of insurance companies and take away new...
House Republicans schedule vote on healthcare repeal for next week
House Republicans plan to fulfill a campaign promise and hold a vote next week on repealing the healthcare reform...
GOP vows to defund, roll back healthcare bill
Congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to use their new majority in the House and their stronger position in the...
Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House
Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns...
Tighter medical privacy rules sought
The Obama administration is rewriting new rules on medical privacy after an outpouring of criticism from consumer...
Berwick faces hostility from Senate Republicans
Two weeks after his recess appointment, CMS Administrator Don Berwick,MD, is still struggling to tamp down a...
Health law augurs transfer of funds from old to young
Across the country, dozens of private insurers that run Medicare Advantage plans are preparing to pare dental, vision...