Lawmakers threaten subpoena over Affordable Care Act PR campaign
Oct 25, 2012
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee have threatened to subpoena federal health officials to gain access to public relations contracts related to the Affordable Care Act.
HHS: Medicare Advantage enrollment is up, premiums down
Sep 19, 2012
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage has jumped by 28% since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, federal health officials said Wednesday.
Proposed billing regulation would cut costs and red tape for providers, HHS says
Aug 08, 2012
Providers will save time and money through a proposed regulation that would allow providers to electronically post and reconcile payments from health plans, government officials said Tuesday.
Federal healthcare fraud initiative will vigorously scrutinize provider claims
Jul 27, 2012
A new federal fraud-fighting initiative will apply increased scrutiny to provider health claims submitted to both government and private payers, government officials announced Thursday.
House members raise concerns over Medicare Advantage demonstration project
Jul 23, 2012
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee have accused the Department of Health and Human Services of overstepping its authority in implementing a controversial Medicare Advantage demonstration...
Sebelius: States still can’t reduce Medicaid eligibility
Jul 12, 2012
Although states can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, they still may not tighten eligibility requirements, the nation’s top health official warned this week.
Federal agencies free up funding for elder abuse response and prevention
Jun 15, 2012
Congress and federal health officials announced separate avenues of funding for the prevention and response to cases of elder abuse Thursday.
Lawmaker questions existence of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Jun 14, 2012
A House Republican has doubts about a program created by the Affordable Care Act to test new care delivery models for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and dual eligibles.
Commencement speech season heats up
May 24, 2012
Since I am sucker for celebrity commencement addresses, mid- to late-May is like my own, personal Christmas.
Administration sets new compliance date for ICD-10 diagnosing codes
Apr 10, 2012
The Obama administration has given healthcare providers, including those in long-term care, an extra year to become compliant with a set of disease diagnosis codes.