The improper payment rate in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) fell to its lowest rate since 2010, according to CMS. However, there were still an estimated $28.9 billion in improper payments made in 2019, down $7 billion from 2017.
Drugmakers are the most profitable industry in the world and would be able to remain profitable after experiencing a $1 trillion loss, according to a report from West Health Policy Center and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
CMS has finalized a rule that will force hospitals to publish a public list of their standard charges for items and services they provide. The rule was originally proposed to take effect in 2020, but the finalized version won’t require the changes until 2021.
A shocking number of Americans know someone, either a friend or family member, in the past five years who died because they couldn’t afford to receive necessary medical treatment, according to a new Gallup and West Health study.
Google is collecting one of the biggest troves of personal data in its healthcare initiative, known as “Project Nightingale,” with detailed information of millions of Americans, according to The Wall Street Journal.