The new coalition said it is committed to finding a way to change financial incentives, moving the bulk of payments to so-called “value-based” arrangements by 2020.
Marilyn B. Tavenner, the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, helped preside over the rollout of sweeping changes in the nation’s health care system.
The lawsuits accuse Dr. Asad Qamar of billing Medicare for unnecessary operations, and paying kickbacks to patients by waiving their bills.
Neil J. Weissman of the American Society of Echocardiography responds to an article about the varying costs of echocardiograms.
The United States still has mortifying lapses and problems, despite spending more on health care than any country in the world, a new Commonwealth Fund report reveals.
Kenneth E. Raske of the Greater New York Hospital Association writes that efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act are “bad news for America’s hospitals.”
The data for 2013 did not show, however, whether cost controls in the Affordable Care Act or the aftereffects of the recession were responsible for the slowdown.
Robert I. Field of Drexel University writes that “the symbiosis between the government and private insurers under the Affordable Care Act should come as no surprise.”