Sen. Bernie Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 19 points in the state's Democratic caucus, has endorsed and campaigned for the measure. But a September poll suggested just 27% of voters were likely to support it.
The CMS has temporarily stopped accepting new proposals from health insurance companies seeking to enroll their commercial or Medicaid patients automatically into their Medicare Advantage plans.
A list of the 742 most frequently billed Medicare DRGs, ranked by 2014 Medicare patient discharges. Source: CMS, Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data, 2014. A shorter list was published in Modern Healthcare magazine Oct. 17, 2016 p. 34.
Life Care Centers of America and its owner will pay $145 million to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Tricare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation services over a seven-year period. It's the largest-ever False Claims Act settlement with a skilled-nursing facility chain.
Cigna Corp. will end a requirement that prevented providers from prescribing treatments for patients with opioid addiction without prior authorization.
Starting next year, eight of the 32 states that have expanded Medicaid plan to use provider taxes or fees to fund all or part of the states' share of the cost of Medicaid expansion. The federal match begins to drop next year.
Let's take a closer look at the nonsense spouted by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace on the state of our “entitlements,” which I prefer to call retirement benefits after a lifetime of hard work and paying taxes. Medicare, Wallace said, “is going to run out of money in the 2020s...
Many federal, state and local correctional facilities are turning to telemedicine as a cost-effective solution for providing high quality care.
Hospitals need new ways to engage and monitor patients after a stay because they face financial penalties for excess readmissions within 30 days after discharge. Yet it's often far down on their to-do list.
The study's findings question what has long been the gold standard of coronary artery bypass surgery.
Paul Pawlak, who has led Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill., for nearly 30 years, is retiring next year.
Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.