A panel established by the health law to rein in Medicare spending is the target of a House GOP effort to begin dismantling the 2010 health law.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the state of Maryland have rated patient safety at hospitals in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Thousands die in hospitals because of mistakes – often simple oversights – made by doctors and nurses. Here’s how hospitals can improve patient safety.
Kaiser Health News tracks the status of more than two dozen cases as they work their way through the federal courts.
A group of Washington D.C. Republican-leaning former business and government officials have launched a coalition to build support for a policy to replace the sweeping 2010 health law if it were to be repealed through the legislative or judicial process. Headed by James Wootton, the Partnership for America, is expected to have a budget of […]
The first health care lawsuit that was decided by an appeals court is now at the doorstep of the Supreme Court. The Thomas More Law Center filed an appeal Wednesday with the high court asking it to overturn the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals June 29 decision upholding the constitutionality of the health law. “Review […]
One in eight small businesses told the National Federation of Independent Business that since the health law passed in 2010, their health insurer had either terminated their plan or notified them it is going to be eliminated. The NFIB said it couldn’t say for certain that small businesses were losing their insurance because of the health […]
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, one of the new entities created by the 2010 health law, asked the public last week to help them define the organization’s mission. The move follows the controversy that arose around comparative effectiveness and health care rationing during the 2009 health care debate, which led Congress to add a provision […]
Just as airline pilots are required to use safety checklists before taking off, so should medical facilities who are treating people on an outpatient basis, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. The CDC issued a new set of safety checklist guidelines to reduce outpatient infections because it has found that multiple […]
But John Castellani, who came to the drugmakers’ lobbying group after the health care debate, also warns officials against further cuts to the industry.
Dr. James Stoller, chair of the Education Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, is nervously watching the deficit talks on Capitol Hill. Among the proposals being discussed is a plan to cut as much as $14 billion over 10 years from Medicare reimbursements for doctor training, according to a list summarizing possible health cuts leaked Tuesday. […]
As Congress and the White House continue to struggle over reducing the deficit, a coalition of hospitals and hospital associations launched a second broadcast commercial warning lawmakers not to target them. The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care is spending $1 million this week on a broadcast campaign that asks Congress to leave hospitals out […]
The government is offering as much as $27 billion in incentives to doctors and hospitals to adopt electronic health records, but the question is whether those incentives will be enough. A new study published by the Center for Studying Health System Change and the National Institute for Health Care Reform illustrates the difficulty of getting […]
“The clock is running out,” says the health care consultant who has been working with states on the issue.
Alyson M. Palmer, a legal reporter in Atlanta, talks with KHN’s Bara Vaida about today’s arguments.
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the new head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is enthusiastically embracing the job of encouraging doctors and hospitals to adopt electronic health records.
Sixty Plus, a 19-year-old organization, has become increasingly active in pushing Republican candidates and causes, will be effective in next year’s elections. It tried to have an impact on this week’s congressional race in New York.
Hospitals, doctors scramble for outside help in deciphering how to capitalize on health law’s “accountable care organizations.”
As many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries could end up in new model of health care, but initial savings for government are small.
Virginia’s attorney general says it is hard to prejudge a constitutional case, but he says at least two cases suggest the Supreme Court could side with him.