Clinical CareTrump Administration Launches Kidney Health Initiative
Kidney disease accounts for about $114 billion, or 20%, of all traditional Medicare spending each year.
Clinical CareHave Readmissions Penalties Jumped the Shark?
New research suggests that CMS may no longer be able to squeeze any significant savings from its Hospital Readmissions Reduction...
Encompass Health to Pay $48M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Federal prosecutors said the company allegedly submitted false diagnoses to maintain its status as a Medicare IRF and get a...
Clinical CareMore Seniors Are Dying In Falls. Doctors Could Do More To Reduce The Risk.
Experts call for a personalized approach to preventing falls, more involvement by clinicians and motivating older adults to take action.
Pain Management Doc Allegedly Took Bribes, Kickbacks to Prescribe Fentanyl
Sun allegedly received $140,000 in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics in exchange for prescribing more than 28 million micrograms...
FinanceMSSP ACOs Do Not Improve Savings or Quality, Study Finds
After accounting for selective dropping of high-cost physicians and patients, savings in ACOs were little to none, according to a...
FinancePublic Option Health Plan Could Lower Costs, Expand Coverage
The Urban Institute estimates the savings that come with a public option health plan, capping provider payment rates, and financial...
FinanceMedPAC: Inconsistent ACO Participants Have Much Higher Costs
The finding 'raises some fundamental questions' about whether ACOs are prepared to handle catastrophic health events, says MedPAC's executive director.
New Final Rule Expands Access to HRAs
Feds say the new rule will benefit 800,000 employers, and more than 11 million employees and their families, including 800,000...
FinanceNonprofits Unsure About Medicare-for-All, But Want Health Reform
More than 80% of small nonprofits were unable to afford group health insurance, according to a recent survey.
FinanceA Large Employer 'Frames' The 'Medicare For All' Debate
As health costs continue to grow, straining employer budgets and slowing wage growth, the business community is beginning to take...
FinanceSupreme Court Sides With Hospitals in Multi-Billion-Dollar DSH Formula Dispute
The decision means HHS owes hospitals more money because the justices rejected an Obama-era rule change.