The backlog in Medicare appeals will hopefully improve thanks to a final rule released by the Department of Health and Human Services last week that allows attorney adjudicators to hear appeals in some cases instead of administrative law judges.
Without federal reform and changes to health care incentives, New York's Medicaid system will continue to be a bloated burden to other states, a researcher from a free market-oriented education think tank said during a recent interview.
Block grants to states with fewer strings attached to cover health care subsidies is a pragmatic and practical short-term solution in lieu of entirely ripping up and repealing the Affordable Care Act entirely, one policy analyst has proposed.
The House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee recently endorsed a quartet of bills designed to advance public health in Washington, D.C., all sponsored by Republican Representatives and passed unanimously by the 114th Congress.
Access to coverage and records; changes in Medicare, and issues arising from opioid use, prescription costs, and regulatory changes lead the coming year’s list of biggest challenges to medical practitioners, the AMA said recently.
Almost 400,000 physicians and medical students in four medical organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians have written to Congress urging members to protect access to comprehensive health benefits and a stable insurance market.
It should surprise no one that the Ohio Department of Insurance's physician directories are so flawed, considering how flawed the Affordable Care Act is, a lawmaker from the state's 4th Congressional district said in a recent interview.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence recently said GOP lawmakers intend to keep their promise to do away with Obamacare and replace it with other health care alternatives that will solve the problems the health care law created.
The American Enterprise Institute recently published an article examining the e-cigarette industry, particularly striving to determine whether the haze surrounding public perception of the business is as pervasive as it was one year ago.
Advocates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) said the health care law would reduce the administrative costs associated with private health insurance. But the year after the ACA was implemented, administrative costs more than doubled.
Medicare Part D has helped seniors and people living with disabilities receive their prescriptions for a decade with 90 percent or more of beneficiaries reporting satisfaction with this part of their Medicare coverage.
Criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ effectiveness in catering to the needs of veterans who have fought to protect the freedoms Americans enjoy today has given rise to continued debate over who should be entrusted with the care of veterans -- the government or the private sector.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was asked by the American Hospital Association to end its bid for a proposed rule that, under Medicaid managed care contracts, would potentially limit states’ abilities to use pass-through payments for hospitals, physicians or nursing homes.
The American Academy of Family Physicians recently pressed Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare to assess its own nurse and/or third-party intervention policies, citing wasteful, duplicated efforts based on communication flaws relative to a broader backdrop of oversight issues.