Hospital groups and lawmakers hailed a federal agency's decision Wednesday to delay the release of its new star ratings until July.
The federal government and religiously affiliated organizations don't appear any closer to finding a compromise for contraception coverage following several rounds of legal briefs submitted to the Supreme Court.
The governmental groups, commercial payers and other organizations creating "measure madness" by requiring hospitals to report on hundreds of quality measures must commit to the minimum amount necessary, according to the Healthcare Association of New York State.
The American Hospital Association reported today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will delay the release of overall star ratings until July
Less than a month after Anthem filed a lawsuit against Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits manager has returned fire with a countersuit, accusing the insurer of violating the terms of their contract, according to the Wall Street Journal.
If a federal advisory panel gets its way, health insurers will soon have greater incentives to manage beneficiaries' prescription drug use and negotiate discounts with pharmaceutical manufacturers, the New York Times reports.
The government must put in place a more workable performance reporting system if it wants Medicare payment reforms to be successful, physician groups were expected to tell lawmakers today.
A law passed earlier this month in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of providing care to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients on religious grounds--raising legal and ethical questions for the healthcare field, according to a report in The Atlantic.
The healthcare sector has a major role to play in confronting climate change, and that role encompasses both education and direct action, according to a position paper from the American College of Physicians published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute is asking researchers and the public to submit ideas for its National Cancer Moonshot program.