Insurance industry analysts are anxiously waiting for CVS Health to report its Q4 2018 financial results. It'll be the first quarter since the pharmacy behemoth closed its $70 billion deal to acquire health insurer Aetna in November.
HHS is using a public approach to enforcing its rules on healthcare stakeholders.
Healthcare industry groups have new hope that whistleblower cases will dwindle or even go away under new Attorney General William Barr.
Industry stakeholders were generally optimistic about proposed data-exchange rules, but they want regulators to ensure the information is useful to patients and clinicians.
Speaking at HIMSS19, ONC chief Dr. Donald Rucker said greater use of smartphones and APIs will drive new business models in healthcare.
Two judges ruled that the government violated its statutory obligation to pay cost-sharing reduction payments. Another case is already on appeal.
Gilead Sciences is accused of giving kickbacks to healthcare organizations, government agencies, universities and community groups to boost sales of its hepatitis and HIV drugs, resulting in billions of dollars in excess government spending.
The CMS may use its innovation center to push early adoption of newly proposed transparency and data-blocking rules.
Alex Azar blasted the insurer practice of having a patient start over on step therapy if they switch insurance plans, as HHS aims to apply step therapy to Medicare Part B and D.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the industry has "not done the right thing" in the quest for information exchange, arguing that patient data belongs to the patient.
CMS released two long-awaited interoperability rules with new requirements for patient health data-sharing.
Pennsylvania's attorney general has picked a side in the long-running battle between UPMC and Highmark Health. He's trying to force UPMC to fairly negotiate with Highmark and other health plans.