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Azar says new mandatory oncology pay model is coming

Azar says new mandatory oncology pay model is coming

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 08, 2018

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the Trump administration is reversing course on voluntary payment models and said more mandatory ones are in the works, including one for cancer care.

$4M in medical education funds illegally claimed by hospitals

$4M in medical education funds illegally claimed by hospitals

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 06, 2018

HHS' Office of Inspector General found hospitals fraudulently either double counted the number of interns and residents they had or claimed some working at other hospitals to get more graduate medical education funds.

Healthcare and the midterms: We've got you covered

Healthcare and the midterms: We've got you covered

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 02, 2018

Healthcare is top of mind for many 2018 midterm voters. In addition to picking lawmakers who will shape federal policy, many states have Medicaid expansion, provider pay provisions and other measures on their ballots.

CMS slashes clinic visit payments, expands 340B cuts

CMS slashes clinic visit payments, expands 340B cuts

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 02, 2018

In a sweeping outpatient payment rule, the CMS will reduce Medicare pay for checkups in outpatient departments by 60% over two years and expand a controversial 340B cut to additional sites of care.

HHS must wipe out Medicare backlog by 2022, judge orders

HHS must wipe out Medicare backlog by 2022, judge orders

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 01, 2018

A federal judge ordered HHS to eliminate its Medicare appeals backlog by 2022, giving them nearly two more years to catch up. The judge refused to reduce hospitals' interest rates on outstanding appealed claims.

5 questions on Trump's newest drug-pricing plan

5 questions on Trump's newest drug-pricing plan

By Susannah Luthi  |  October 26, 2018

The Trump administration's latest step to tackle high drug prices has generated praise, criticism and a lot of questions from providers, payers and drugmakers. Modern Healthcare runs down five of the top questions.

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