Despite congressional GOP candidates' promises, health policy analysts doubt whether victorious Republicans would move to replace those ACA protections with equally strong measures to cover people with health conditions as part of repeal legislation.
Hospital administrators, worried about denials, have been pushing doctors to perform knee replacement procedures in outpatient settings.
For Tracy Carter, vice president of government relations at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, protecting Medicaid is intertwined with the public health system's overall mission. In recent budget battles, her team fought off cuts that would have cost MetroHealth nearly $25 million.
The CMS and drug companies have different ideas on what kind of price information consumers should have and how they should access it.
Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.
Dr. David Shulkin, whose departure from the VA was announced through Twitter this past spring, will be chief innovation officer at Sanford Health in South Dakota.
The ONC intends to use the EHR Reporting Program to disseminate information about certified software that gauges products' usability, security and interoperability.
Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million for a data breach that affected almost 79 million people. It's the largest data-breach settlement to date, and it signals the importance of conducting deep risk assessments.
The businesses will offer insight as Cerner works to implement the VA's new electronic health record. Cerner and the VA are working to make sure the EHR is "fully interoperable."