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GOP close to new plan to replace the ACA

House Republicans are in the homestretch in their effort to develop a long-awaited plan to replace the Affordable Care Act,  The Hill  reports.

CDC continues mold investigation at Pittsburgh hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to complete its investigation into why four transplant patients at two Pittsburgh hospitals contracted mold infections and later died, but a "Notes from the Field" report posted Thursday confirmed it is still focused on the facility's negative pressure room.

Survey: Docs satisfied with pay, but losing patience with the ACA

While physicians are generally feeling better about their income in 2015, they're feeling worse about the Affordable Care Act than they have in several years, according to survey results announced by the Medicus Firm.

Judge hands House key victory in ACA lawsuit

House Republicans' lawsuit against the Obama administration over Affordable Care Act funding scored a major win Thursday when a U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs.  

MACRA shouldn't hurt small physician practices, members of Congress say

Members of a congressional committee had a clear message Wednesday: fix a proposed rule on a new Medicare physician payment system so it does not hurt small physician practices.  

Judge upholds Pennsylvania merger in rare blow to FTC

In a rare loss for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge ruled a merger between two Pennsylvania healthcare providers can proceed.

Patient safety concerns lead to C-suite changes at NIH Clinical Center

Less than a month after an independent panel called for major patient safety reforms at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center, the facility's leadership is undergoing the most drastic restructuring in more than five decades, according to the Washington Post.

Fierce Exclusive: CEO 'pleased' that CMS is willing to bend on risk adjustment

A new federal rule amending portions of the Affordable Care Act contains a paragraph that those who have pushed for changes to the risk adjustment formula find "very encouraging," the CEO of insurer Evergreen Health tells  FierceHealthPayer.  

GOP: Andy Slavitt misled Congress about recovered state exchange grant money

House Republicans say a federal health official intentionally misled Congress when he said the government had recovered $200 million worth of state-based exchange grant money--a claim the Obama administration disputes.

Karen DeSalvo unveils funding opportunities, challenges focusing on standards, APIs

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo announced two new funding opportunities and a new challenge around health data at Health Datapalooza in the District of Columbia Monday.