Azar outlines plans to give patients control over health data through HIT; push transparency from providers and payers; test value-based models in Medicare and Medicaid; and remove government burdens that impede the transformation.
The commission wants Congress to adopt a Voluntary Value Program that eases the administrative burden on clinicians, and provides a more objective assessment of the value of care delivered based on population health metrics.
New Medicare cards are due to be mailed this spring, but Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is warning senior citizens of a card-related telephone scam targeting Medicare beneficiaries.
The hundreds of millions of federal tax dollars that Medicaid expansion is bringing to Montana have added thousands of jobs here and significantly boosted the state’s economy. It’s enough of a boost to pay for Montana’s share of the jointly-funded health program.
In the final hours of public input on a controversial new rule limiting opioid prescriptions, a last-minute coalition emerged on Monday to oppose it. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule would restrict opioid doses to Medicare patients to the equivalent...
Arkansas follows Indiana and Kentucky this year in winning CMS' approval for the work requirement. Arkansas plans to start the new requirement affecting adults under age 50 by June, making it the first to do so.
The Trump administration on Monday approved Arkansas' request to impose work requirements on certain Medicaid beneficiaries, but punted a controversial proposal that would have rolled back the state's Medicaid expansion.