Health plan enrollment nationwide beat HHS's expectations, but fell short on attaining two key goals of federal officials: enrolling Latinos and adults between 18 to 34 years of age. The differences from state-to-state were, in some cases, pronounced.
A report setting principles and recommendations for achieving greater price transparency in US healthcare suggests the task will require cooperation between healthcare providers, payers, and employers.
As the clock winds down on the Obama administration's final term, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum joins what is becoming a steady stream of top federal officials leaving for new career opportunities....
Medicare's release of physician payment data holds great potential for the industry's shift toward value-based payments. While medical associations are opposed to pay transparency, one physician explains why he supports it.