The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has rolled out new programs for Medicare, but Medicaid has its own specific attributes that make the ability to meaningfully innovate even more important.
Healthcare organization leaders, lawyers and other industry insiders have begun issuing statements about Thursday's King v. Burwell ruling which saved subsidies for federal exchange plans, with most backing the court's decisions.
Though Steven Brill's essay "The Bitter Pill" has spurred demand for healthcare price transparency, competition and the complexities of value-based payment has made that a much harder goal than thought.
California health officials failed to ensure that more than 9 million residents enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans had access to doctors when they needed them, the state auditor said in a stinging report.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is currently funded to the tune of about $440 million for fiscal year 2015. If the House Appropriations Committee has its way, that funding will vanish in FY16.
The healthcare industry still has more reported workplace injuries than any other general industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is why it is planning to allocate more resources to healthcare.
Awareness of the Affordable Care Act is so low in states like Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas that more than half of low-income residents still have heard little or nothing about how the law extends insurance coverage to more citizens.
After some back and forth discourse at its annual meeting -- including a call for doctors to boycott ICD-10 altogether -- the American Medical Association voted in a new policy advocating for a two-year transition period.