Oregon, a Democratic-led state that has embraced President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, won’t meet all the requirements for its health-insurance exchange when the online marketplace opens Oct. 1.
The four largest U.S. railroad companies won their bid to reverse a ruling that turned a price- fixing lawsuit against them by shippers into a group lawsuit with potential damages of at least $10 billion.
Almost a third of 32 hospitals and health systems involved in an experiment aimed at changing the way medical providers are paid may exit the program, a potential threat to the Affordable Care Act’s ambitious cost-saving goals.
The Medicare rate decision that sent Humana Inc.’s stock soaring in April was distributed to at least 436 government employees at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department before the agency’s official announcement.
Drug companies and medical-device makers would be forced to publicly disclose any money paid to doctors under new U.S. regulations designed to make patients aware of conflicts of interest that may affect their health.
Disabled and elderly drug abusers may be costing taxpayer-funded Medicare almost $150 million a year by convincing doctors to write prescriptions for oxycodone and other narcotics, a government report found.
Republican governors are renewing a push for more flexibility in running Medicaid health programs for the poor, urging Congress to roll changes into a debt- cutting deal federal lawmakers are negotiating.
For-profit nursing home companies led by Kindred Healthcare Inc. and Sun Healthcare Group Inc. are likelier than non-profit counterparts to overbill Medicare for the costliest services, according to a U.S. government report.