A Texas lawsuit seeking a halt in the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ramping up, with oral arguments scheduled for Sept. 10. The lawsuit, which was filed by 20 Republican state attorneys general, argues the ACA is unconstitutional.
Healthcare professionals in Massachusetts will now have to undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia before they can obtain or renew licenses thanks to a new law.
With immigration certainly a central issue in the 2018 mid-term elections, a new study could fuel debates about the dollars and cents of policy proposals. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Tufts University found that immigrants’ healthcare costs were significantly lower than those of individuals born in the United States.
Three members of President Donald Trump’s private beach club, Mar-a-Lago, are running the show at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) despite not being government officials or veterans, according to a bombshell report by ProPublica.
With several recent billion-dollar deals bringing together payers and providers, the U.S. healthcare market is consolidating—but the rising concentration isn’t improving quality of care or helping lower costs.
California’s maternal death rates been halved as pregnancy-related deaths increase in the U.S. Safety experts and hospitals in California have worked together to implement improved practices. So why haven't other states done the same? A USA Today investigation looks for an answer.
Robert Wilkie—scheduled to be sworn in as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, July 30—has big plans for reorganizing the upper levels of the agency. His efforts are aimed at boosting flagging morale while ensuring leadership remains nonpartisan.
CMS released its plan to reduce paperwork and improve patient care on Friday, July 27, that could have implications for 40 percent of Medicare payments. The plan combines four levels of paperwork and four levels of reimbursement to be combined in a single form and one flat fee for each physician appointment.
Despite hitting a bump in the road with Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky, the Trump administration will continue to approve applications from other states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar, in a speech to the Heritage Foundation on Thursday, July 26, reiterated a commitment to establishing such requirements for able-bodied people who receive Medicaid.
The United States ranks as the only developed nation on a list of countries with increasing maternal mortality rates. No. 1 in spending at $3.3 trillion, the U.S. ranks 47th in pregnancy-related deaths and is one of only eight nations with worsening pregnancy-related death rates.
On Tuesday, July 24, CMS released a new rule that will allow risk-adjustment payments, which were halted July 7 and threatened to destabilize health insurance marketplaces by keeping billions of dollars from insurers.