Policy

The shift to value-based care made significant headway in 2017, according to a new survey from the Health Care Transformation Task Force that found nearly half of their business was in value-based payment arrangements by the end of the year.

CMS wants to take a closer look at the financial relationships of accrediting organizations (AOs) that survey Medicare-certified healthcare providers.

More than a dozen Democratic state attorneys general are seeking clarification from a district court judge who ruled the entire Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional last week. 

A Texas judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in its entirety, throwing the American healthcare system into an uncertain future.

Hospital groups have launched a lawsuit against HHS over its new outpatient prospective payment system rule, which was finalized in November.

In the midst of a major consolidation period in the healthcare industry, a new report from the Trump administration sheds light on the current state of competition in the space.

HHS has a new strategy to ease the use of health information technology, including electronic health records. The agency’s draft strategy takes aim at some major complaints clinicians have about using EHRs, including documentation hours taking away from time spent with patients.

States will have more flexibility to introduce new healthcare options to residents under a new policy from CMS that impacts waivers.

CMS proposed several new policies for 2020 that aim to lower prescription drug prices by revising how Medicare plans can cover medicines and negotiate prices.

After a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements from going into effect earlier this year, CMS reapproved the program on Nov. 20.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) are planning to introduce a bill that aims to “drastically” lower prescription drug prices once Congress is back in session.

Several wildfires in California led HHS Secretary Alex Azar to declare a public health emergency in the state on Nov. 13. The announcement allows CMS providers, suppliers and beneficiaries flexibility to meet emergency needs.