A recent study in Health Affairs projects physician payment rates under MACRA, comparing them to what they would have looked like had MACRA not been passed.

One of the ideas that surfaces in discussions to replace the ACA is to allow health insurers to not cover some of the services that the law currently makes them cover. Opponents of Obamacare call them skinny plans.

The Joint Commission conducts surprise inspections of hospitals at least once every 39 months. Just what the commission finds, however, is rarely disclosed to the public, according to ProPublica, a not-for-profit news gathering organization.

A program that penalizes hospitals for high early readmission rates of heart attack patients may be unfairly penalizing hospitals that serve a large proportion of African-Americans and those with more-severe illness, a study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center suggests.

Truven Health Analytics has released its annual study identifying the 15 top U.S. health systems, based on balanced, system-wide clinical and administrative performance.

Cancer patients and their families have bought into treatments that don’t work, cost a fortune, or cause life-threatening adverse effects, according to a report from Kaiser Health News (KHN).

The White House has announced that President Trump’s administration would maintain critical funding for health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in a move to reduce the chances of a government shutdown, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The far-right House Freedom Caucus, which has been blocking President Trump’s plan to dismantle the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), has approved a new, more-conservative version of the GOP health care bill, according to The New York Times.

The caucus released the following statement:

Yesterday, it looked as if Anthem and Express Scripts would go their separate ways for sure. Today, there’s a sliver of hope that the 10-year-contract between the nation’s biggest PBM and one of the biggest health insurance companies might yet be salvaged.

It didn’t take long for the fallout to begin after House Speaker Paul Ryan yesterday said that the spending bill lawmakers are hammering out won’t include subsidies for health plans that participate in the ACA marketplace.

Scientists and physicians at the University of California–San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, working with colleagues at the U.S.

The FDA has cleared Xatmep (Silvergate Pharmaceuticals), the first approved methotrexate oral solution, for use in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA).

The FDA has given the green light to RoxyBond (oxycodone hydrochloride, Inspirion Delivery Sciences) tablets for oral use, CII, for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.

A potentially lethal fungus known as Candida auris has been identified in at least 61 people in the United States––mostly in New York (39 cases), New Jersey (15 cases), and Illinois (four cases)––as of April 13, 2017, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an interview with STAT, Dr.

The only thing that’s certain these days in health care is uncertainty. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced today that the spending bill currently being ironed out by lawmakers will not include payments to insurers, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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