A report on the most recent health policy developments.
A summary of the recent Congressional hearings focusing on health policy.
The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor and HHS recentyl released final regulations regarding wellness programs integrated with employer-sponsored health plans.
A recent GAO report compares direct purchase prices paid by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs for a sample of 43 brand-name and 40 generic drugs for the first quarter of 2012.
According to the OIG, Medicare provider enrollment databases include inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent provider data, and -- coupled with insufficient oversight -- "present vulnerabilities in all health care programs".
The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a special advisory bulletin on the "Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs."
The urgent care industry is a rapidly growing healthcare sector that provides cost-effective, convenient medical services for low- to mid-acuity illness or injury.
"Cellular surgeons" and "molecular E.R." are just some of the fascinating concepts that were under discussion at the May 30th World Science Festival’s "Cellular Surgeons: The New Era of Nanomedicine"
Providers and suppliers use G modifiers on claims they expect to be denied as either not "reasonable and necessary" or because the items or services are not covered by Medicare.
The OIG has issued its latest Semiannual Report to Congress, covering the period of October 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
Two recent OIG reports examine Medicare policies involving hospice services.
The Medicare Board of Trustees recently released its annual assessment of the financial condition of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
CMS has issued a memo outlining optional strategies states can use to make progress toward reducing the number of uninsured individuals and transition to new eligibility and enrollment systems and coverage of new Medicaid enrolees.
The OIG has issued an ACA-mandated report on Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and MA drug plan coverage of drugs commonly used by full-benefit dual-eligible individuals.
CMS has posted the July 2013 Medicare Part B average sales price files.
CMS has opened an "informal" comment period on potential quality of care measures for cancer hospitals exempt from the Medicare prospective payment system.
The Department of Labor issued guidance regarding the ACA requirement that employers provide notice to employees describing the coverage options available under Health Insurance Marketplaces/Exchanges.