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Latest Hospital Injury Penalties Include Crackdown On Antibiotic Resistant Germs

Dec 21, 2016 at 09:45 pm by Staff

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibi.... Read More

CMS Finalizes Rules for the Health Insurance Marketplace, Improving Stability

Dec 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule and the final Annual Letter to Issuers for 2018, whic.... Read More

Opinion: Finally, a Physician Chosen to Head HHS

Dec 13, 2016 at 09:17 am by Staff

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. 12/13/2016 Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump for a common-sense and much needed approach to selecting the new Secretary of Health.... Read More

Senate Approves Landmark Mental Health Bill As Part Of 21st Century Cures Act

Dec 07, 2016 at 09:56 pm by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News The Senate passed the first major mental health legislation in nearly a decade, sending the 21st Century Cures Act to President Barack Obama, who.... Read More

Legislation To Improve Mental Health Care For Millions Sails Through House Vote

Dec 05, 2016 at 12:14 am by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News Efforts to strengthen the country's tattered mental health system, and help millions of Americans suffering from mental illness, got a big boost W.... Read More

Grab Bag Of Goodies In 21st Century Cures Act

Dec 04, 2016 at 11:53 pm by Staff

Sydney Lupkin and Steven Findlay Kaiser Health News A sprawling health bill expected to pass the Senate and become law before the end of the year is a grab bag for industries.... Read More

Price's Appointment Boosts GOP Plans To Overhaul Medicare And Medicaid

Dec 01, 2016 at 10:45 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services signals that the new administrat.... Read More

Andy Slavitt: Keeping Medicare's Promise with MACRA

Dec 01, 2016 at 10:15 pm by Staff

So, you decided to come to Washington to see what was new and how things might be changing... I am sure we did not disappoint. I am honored to have been invited to address th.... Read More

A Frenzy Of Lobbying On 21st Century Cures

Nov 28, 2016 at 05:52 pm by Staff

Sydney Lupkin Kaiser Health News The 21st Century Cures Act set for a House vote Wednesday is one of the most-lobbied health care bills in recent history, with nearly three lo.... Read More

Insurance Pools For High-Risk Patients Could Be Revived

Nov 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm by Staff

Pauline Bartolone Kaiser Health News It wasn't so long ago that health insurance horror stories fueled discussions around the family dinner table and the national debate over.... Read More

Uncertain Fate Of Health Law Giving Health Industry Heartburn

Nov 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner and Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Six years into building its business around the Affordable Care Act, the nation's $3 trillion health care industry may be losi.... Read More

Hospitals and Physicians Concerned with Safe Homes for Their Patients

Nov 10, 2016 at 04:10 pm by Staff

By REBECCA SEIDLER With the growing population of boomers, and the increased hospital readmission rates, Medicare is on a rampage to reduce those 30-day patient readmissions.... Read More

MACRA - A Change in Payment Methodology

Nov 10, 2016 at 03:50 pm by Staff

By LARRY JONES The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) has been touted as the most significant change in Medicare reimbursement for physicians since.... Read More

'Now or Never'

Nov 10, 2016 at 03:47 pm by Staff

At their Oct. 24 meeting, the University of Central Florida (UCF) Board of Trustees approved a public-private partnership with Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA) to e.... Read More

FDA's Drug Approval Team Copes With 700 Unfilled Jobs As Industry Lures Staff

Nov 03, 2016 at 08:33 pm by Staff

Sydney Lupkin and Sarah Jane Tribble Kaiser Health News The Food and Drug Administration has more than 700 job vacancies in its division that approves new drugs, and top offic.... Read More

Medicare Bars New 'Seamless Conversion' Efforts For Some Seniors

Oct 30, 2016 at 09:27 pm by Staff

Susan Jaffe Kaiser Health News The federal government is temporarily blocking more health insurance companies from automatically moving customers who become eligible for Medic.... Read More

FDA Faults 12 Hospitals For Failing To Disclose Injuries, Deaths Linked To Medical Devices

Oct 30, 2016 at 09:21 pm by Staff

Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Federal regulators said 12 U.S. hospitals, including well-known medical centers in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, failed to promptly report.... Read More

Clinton Took More Conciliatory Tone with Health Care Industry In Paid Speeches

Oct 27, 2016 at 10:31 pm by Staff

Emily Kopp Kaiser Health News On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sharply criticized the health care industry, accusing pharmaceutical.... Read More

Report: States Increase Cost Controls To Manage Medicaid Growth

Oct 20, 2016 at 08:30 pm by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News With a record 73 million people enrolled in Medicaid, most states next year will tighten controls on spending to battle swelling budgets in th.... Read More

Scarcity Of Mental Health Care Means Patients -- Especially Kids -- Land In ER

Oct 20, 2016 at 07:06 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News On any given day, pediatrician Lindsay Irvin estimates a quarter of her patients need psychiatric help. She sees teens who say they are suici.... Read More