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Jun
19
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Many eyes are watching the likes of Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech stalwarts for some kind of signal about their healthcare intentions. While some moves are already out in the open, such as Apple Health Records and Amazon Web Ser..

Jun
18
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Insurers are moving away from fee-for-service toward value-based care more quickly than previously predicted, Change Healthcare reported in a new survey of 120 payers. The report posits that for the first time private payers, rather than government p..

Jun
17
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A federal appeals court ruled the federal government does not have to make risk corridor payments, dealing a blow to insurers that claim they are owed billions in payments under the Affordable Care Act. In a closely watched case brought by Moda Healt..

Jun
16
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The House Appropriations Committee released Thursday its draft funding bill for fiscal year 2019. It includes investments in National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cuts the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT funding. Again, this year ..

Jun
15
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Allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with drugmakers to set prices could backfire and force the program to pay even higher prices for drugs, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told senators on Tuesday. In a Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & P..

Jun
12
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The White House has urged HHS not to finalize a rule that will require hospitals and physician practices to create standards and procedures to protect their employees’ religious and moral beliefs until it can elaborate how the policy will affec..

Jun
10
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With athenahealth founder and CEO Jonathan Bush out of the picture, after having stepped down from the healthcare company he founded and led for 21 years, speculation about what’s next is rampant. Bush stepped down on June 6, culminating months lon..

Jun
09
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The Department of Justice on Thursday night declined to defend the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, instead filing a brief arguing that broad swaths of the law, including the provision compelling paye..

Jun
08
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In an effort to significantly boost funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program, and address shortfalls in telemedicine support, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order to his..

Jun
05
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The Trump administration released the inaugural Medicaid and CHIP “scorecard” on June 4, which is intended to reveal how states are performing under the programs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said the scorecard, whi..

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