On May 14, as Washington officialdom was transfixed by the IRS scandal, the Congressional Budget Office announced that the budget deficit will shrink this fiscal year to $642 billion, or just 4 percent of gross domestic product.
Today's seniors are facing higher Medicare costs. Over the next five years, current law, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, already guarantees higher out-of-pocket costs for seniors.
The Dallas public hospital already has operated under a rare form of safety monitoring imposed by health regulators during the last 18 months to correct widespread care failures.
While preferred physician and hospital networks have long been used to reduce costs, there is a growing realization that pharmacy networks can also save money.
Low Medicare payments to hospitals result in lower private rates for inpatient care, a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change found.
The Massachusetts congressional delegation reportedly held an emergency meeting Wednesday to try to save a patient whose prognosis isn't good - a $250 million annual subsidy to Massachusetts hospitals, paid out of other states' pockets.
Children and teens exposed to radiation during CT scans are 24 percent more likely to develop cancer, according to a large, long-term study.
Long-term care pharmacy Omnicare will not face against charges that it engaged in "nationwide" Medicare fraud for off-label antipsychotics prescriptions, a federal judge recently ruled.
Jon Letko of U.S. Healthcare Supply LLC, based in Milford, N.J., exercised his constitutional right not to incriminate himself at the hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.
Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke is over austerity and, in typical Fed speak, did his best to convince the members of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress that just maybe their efforts would be better focused on creating jobs than crafting for more deficit-cutting policies.
Fort Washington May 22, 2013 - RAM Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced enterprise software solutions for health plans, is pleased to announce the release of HEALTHsuite Mercato.
One week after Ranbaxy Laboratories agreed to pay $500 million to resolve civil and criminal charges stemming from a long-running manufacturing scandal that involved substandard products and providing fraudulent data to the FDA , the generic drugmaker has belatedly embarked on some damage control.
More than half of doctors' offices and 80% of hospitals that provide Medicare or Medicaid will have electronic health records by the end of the year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
Russell County citizens should be cautious of callers claiming to represent Medicare or Medicaid, due to a foreign scam which has increasingly targeted elderly residents during the past two months, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
About 17,000 Californians with serious medical problems will be moved from a state-run stopgap health insurance program to a federal plan starting in July, ensuring they will have no break in medical coverage until the national health care reforms kick in next year, state officials announced this week.
Get a hip replaced at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Medicare will pay the small, doctor-owned hospital $15,585, or about 13% of what Olympia charged in the bills it submitted.