A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision seemed to open the door to more False Claims Act lawsuits against healthcare organizations while simultaneously applying some limitations which would favor providers.
A new proposed rule from CMS would make antibiotic stewardship programs mandatory for Medicare and Medicaid hospitals, along with changes in anti-discrimination policies, nursing requirements, readmissions information and patient nutrition standards.
Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc. and Amsurg Corp., both providers of physician and other healthcare services, are in talks to merge to form a company with a combined value of more than $9 billion, reports the Wall Street Journal.
A study, published by Health Affairs, has found that when healthcare systems implement prescription drug monitoring databases, the rate of prescriptions for Schedule II opioids at an office visit for pain dropped by 30 percent.
With large insurers like UnitedHealthcare and Humana announcing their departure from the health insurance marketplaces and some remaining insurers proposing bigger-than-expected increases in premiums, some health experts are predicting the Affordable Care Act is sending the industry into a so-called death spiral. UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Director Gerald Kominski, PhD, would argue otherwise.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting eight high-ranking physicians and researchers wrote a heavily critical letter to the National Institute of Health after it announced sweeping changes for its Clinical Center.
Insurers that only offer coverage on the individual market outside of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces spent less on medical care and more on administrative costs, according to a new analysis from the Commonwealth Fund.
Even when taking into account the aging population, the death rate in the U.S. for 2015 increased for the first time in 22 years, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).