Reports of behind-the-scenes bickering between Anthem and Cigna have reverberated in the stock market and raised further doubts about the likelihood the health insurers' merger will win approval.
A union-backed ballot initiative to equalize payments to hospitals in Massachusetts is raising significant concerns both within and outside the provider community. If passed by voters later this year, no hospital would be paid more than 20 percent above the statewide average for any medical procedure, according to The Boston Globe.
Doctors cite myriad reasons for not taking advantage of state prescription drug databases, even though health officials encourage the use of such tools more than ever in light of the country's opioid crisis.
Worries over the consequences of value-based payment methodologies in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act obscure significant improvements the rule makes over the status quo, writes Bob Doherty, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Policy at the American College of Physicians, in an article published in MedPage Today.
Tensions are rising between potential merger partners Anthem and Cigna, which could only make it more difficult for the two health insurance companies to win over federal regulators.
A pilot of a Google DeepMind kidney monitoring app with the National Health Service Royal Free Trust is moving forward despite reports it was halted now that it's fallen under regulatory scrutiny.
After Highmark sued the federal government for $224 million in unreimbursed losses from its Affordable Care Act policies, there are signs other insurers may consider filing similar suits.
A 12-count indictment against an engineer illustrates more needs to be done to protect and store healthcare data.
As the end of the first year under ICD-10 fast approaches, physicians who filed claims under the Medicare Part B physician fee schedule must be mindful that the end one-year grace period from post-payment reviews also looms.
A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress this week would amend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' readmissions program to factor in patients' socioeconomic status to prevent hospitals from receiving penalties for circumstances beyond their control.