New payment models seek to put more responsibility for cost control and quality improvement on health providers, and more, but not all, of the risk.
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.
Yorkville Endoscopy, on the Upper East Side, has failed to correct the deficiencies implicated in Ms. Rivers’s death, according to a letter released by the government Monday.
The lawsuits accuse Dr. Asad Qamar of billing Medicare for unnecessary operations, and paying kickbacks to patients by waiving their bills.
Hundreds of billions of dollars may be saved, but research suggests those cuts may hurt patients.
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.
Half of the 20 doctors who received the most money from Genentech to promote its drug Lucentis in 2013 were among the highest users of the drug in 2012, a federal database shows.
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.
Like doing our taxes, signing up for Medicare Part D, the insurance program for drug coverage, takes days out of our lives and leaves us sitting in a heap of papers with a splitting headache.
With more patients seeking care and the same number of providers, the outcome seems obvious. Yet research points to possible solutions.
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.”
Federal regulators are looking into whether a report by Height Securities that led to stock price jumps among health insurers was based on information obtained illegally.
Congressional Republicans have plans to transform Medicare and Medicaid and to cut taxes for high earners, measures once out of reach with Democrats controlling the Senate.