August 13, 2018
CMS is proposing replacing the current Medicare Shared Savings Program tracks with two options that accelerate the pathway for accountable care organizations to transition to two-sided risk models.
John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic's current president and CEO, says Gianrico Farrugia, who will replace Noseworthy at the end of this year, "is a visionary and servant leader who brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge—both as an innovator and an executive."
Under a new CMS policy, Medicare Advantage plans beginning Jan. 1, 2019, will be able to implement step-therapy requirements for prescription drugs administered to beneficiaries at physician offices or hospitals—and President Trump says his administration soon will announce more policies intended to lower prescription drug prices.
Hospitals across the country are treating burn patients who have consumed or had boiling water poured onto them as part of the so-called "Hot Water Challenge."
HHS says that it will award about $290 million in Title X family planning grants to all current grantees and 12 new organizations—including groups that are suing HHS over its new criteria for organizations seeking the grants.
August 3, 2018
CMS' final rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Payment System for fiscal year 2019, which overhauls the meaningful use program and aims to improve hospital price transparency, will affect about 3,300 acute care facilities and about 420 LTCH facilities.
A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests artificial intelligence cannot replace a human doctor's intuition.
After discovering an MRI would cost $1,200, Gajendra Singh, a gastroenterologist, decided to open his own imaging center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with MRI prices as low as $500—but a state law is proving to be a major obstacle.
Ethical case studies used to teach students how to handle ethical dilemmas often "miss the point"—and future doctors should instead read fiction, a recent paper suggests.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
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