Medicare

    • Four More Hospital Systems Quit ACO Program

      Three years after the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services selected 32 groups to participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model program, they are down to 19 players. Officials say that navigating the program's rules has proved challenging.

      (Daily Report) Sep 26

    • First Edition: September 26, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a variety of political and health policy stories.

      (Daily Report) Sep 26

    • Failure of Health IT Systems Hinders ACO Cost Savings

      The inability of health IT systems to communicate with one another has hobbled the efforts of ACOs to improve care and save money, says a report by Premier Inc. and eHealth Initiative. Meanwhile, a health care executive tells why her organization quit the Pioneer ACO program, and New York's Mount Sinai urges a judge to dismiss a lawsuit tied to a rule requiring providers to return government overpayments within 60 days.

      (Daily Report) Sep 25

    • Personal Attention Seen As Antidote To Rising Health Costs

      Some of a hospital's income now depends on keeping patients healthy. Kevin Wiehrs seeks to save hospitals money by keeping former patients out of the hospital.

      (Daily Report) Sep 25

    • Personal Attention Seen As Antidote To Rising Health Costs

      Some of a hospital's income now depends on keeping patients healthy. Kevin Wiehrs seeks to save hospitals money by keeping former patients out of the hospital.

      (Story) Sep 25

    • Californians Divided Over Health Law, According To Survey

      In other news about how health policies are playing in this campaign season, fact checkers examine statements from the Wisconsin governor's race and a West Virginia congressional contest. Meanwhile, abortion continues to be a topic on the Texas gubernatorial campaign trail.

      (Daily Report) Sep 24

    • HCA Faces Class-Action Lawsuit For Allegedly Concealing Revenue Declines

      A Nashville district court judge allowed the shareholders' case to move forward by rejecting the hospital chain's arguments that the plaintiffs had missed 'multiple opportunities' to learn more about the company before buying shares.

      (Daily Report) Sep 24

    • Drugmakers Warned Against Giving Coupons To Medicare Beneficiaries

      While brand-name drugmakers regularly use coupons to boost sales, it is illegal to induce Medicare Part D enrollees to use them. Meanwhile, a researcher asks members of the public how they would fix Medicare.

      (Daily Report) Sep 23

    • Capsules: How To Fix Medicare? Ask The Public

      Check out what's new on KHN's blog, Capsules.

      (Daily Report) Sep 23

    • First Edition: September 23, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about work being done on healthcare.gov in anticipation of the next open enrollment period, which begins in mid-November.

      (Daily Report) Sep 23