By George Sigounas MS, PhD – New National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program provides substance use disorder treatment in underserved areas of the country.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through CMS, announced and sought input on a new “International Pricing Index” (IPI) payment model to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs.
By ADM Brett P Giroir MD – Combatting the opioid crisis is a top priority for the Trump Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We are making progress.
By Nathaniel M. Lacktman – The Office of Inspector General at the Department of HHS just published a new report on OIG’s review of Medicare payments for telehealth services. The objective of the OIG review was to determine whether or not CMS paid practitioners for telehealth services that met Medicare requirements.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a partnership to share data, data analytics tools and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud, waste and abuse.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it has selected nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality and more coordinated cancer care.
At Health Datapalooza, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced a challenge to encourage health care organizations, designers, developers, digital tech companies and other innovators to design a medical bill that’s simpler, cleaner, and easier for patients to understand, and to improve patients’ experience of the overall medical billing process.
By Chad Terhune – The head of Aetna Inc., the nation’s third-largest health insurer, said he supports insurance exchanges, even though he questioned their sustainability earlier this month and lost money in the marketplaces last year.
By Julie Appleby – Medicare plans to test new ways to pay for prescription medications given in doctors’ offices and hospital outpatient centers — moves likely to win praise from some policy experts, but opposition from facilities and practitioners.
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