California's government would set prices for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services under legislation introduced Monday (4-9-18), vastly remaking the industry in a bid to lower health care costs. The proposal, which drew swift opposition from the health care industry, comes amid a fierce debate in California as activists push aggressively for a system that would provide government-funded insurance for everyone in the state. Across the country, rising health care costs have ...
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Attorney General Jeff Sessions today released a fiscal year (FY) 2017 Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program report showing that for every dollar the federal government spent on healthcare related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $4. Additionally, the report shows that the departments’ FY 2017 Takedown event was the single largest healthcare fraud enforcement operation in history. In FY 2...
Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a plan to expand products and services covered by Medicare Advantage plans. The department has revised its definition of “primarily health-related” benefits to help Medicare Advantage enrollees lead more independent lives. Some of the new services could include minor home modifications such as grab bars, transportation to and from medical appointments, and home-delivered meals. A prescription is not needed for...