The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has finalized a rule intended to make prices more transparent with Medicare Part D drug plans and allow plan sponsors to use cost-cutting tools such as step therapy under certain circumstances.
The Leapfrog Group has assigned letter grades to hospitals based on their patient safety performance twice annually since spring 2012.
Arizona ranks No. 34 in the nation on the Leapfrog Group's hospital safety report card. The Leapfrog Group is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit representing the nation's largest and most influential...National News
It's the second consecutive year the uninsured rate has risen after several years of declines under the Affordable Care Act, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows.
Efforts by the Trump administration and Congress to challenge and loosen requirements of the Affordable Care Act probably played a role in some going...National News
Across the nation, hospitals treating patients with private health insurance were paid overall 2.4 times the Medicare rates in 2017, according to the RAND analysis. The difference was largest for outpatient care, where private prices were almost triple what Medicare would have paid. The study illustrates the widening chasm between what...National News
According to a recent article in Lancet, the gross inequalities in health seen within and between countries present a challenge to the world. That there should be a spread of life expectancy of 48 years among countries and 20 years or more within countries is not inevitable.A growing volume of research identifies social factors at the...Arizona News
"Transformational change continues in the delivery of healthcare, and physicians are responding by re-evaluating their practice arrangements," AMA President Barbara McAneny, MD, said in a news release. "Physicians must assess many factors and carefully determine for themselves what settings they find professionally rewarding when...Arizona News
A report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is a high-level look at the pros and cons of changing the current mix of public and private health care financing to a system paid for entirely by the government. It did not include cost estimates of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation or its House counterpart, but...Arizona News
The Trump administration finalized a new 440-page rule Thursday strengthening protections for healthcare workers who refuse to provide care that violates their religious or moral beliefs. The new rule was announced by President Donald Trump during remarks at the White House Rose Garden on the National Day of Prayer.
The reactions were...