Alex Azar, a former Eli Lilly and Co. executive, acknowledged to the Senate Finance Committee that drug prices are too high and said he'd work to lower them if confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services.
Whether so-called micro-hospitals can succeed financially might depend on whether they can meet Medicare’s definition of a hospital: a medical facility that dedicates the bulk of its services to inpatient care.
Searching for stability, big insurers such as Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. are focusing on Medicare Advantage, a politically popular program embraced by a growing population of older Americans.
Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma, a protege of Vice President Mike Pence, was approved by a 55-43 vote, largely along party lines. She'll head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a $1 trillion agency.
Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma was approved by the Finance Committee on a 13-12 party-line vote.
Indiana health care consulting executive Seema Verma on Thursday testified before the Senate Finance Committee on her nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.
A review by The Associated Press found Seema Verma and her small Indianapolis-based firm made millions through consulting agreements with at least nine states while also working under contract for Hewlett Packard.
The Trump administration and its pick to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are likely to champion the approach behind HIP 2.0—a Medicaid expansion that requires those receiving insurance coverage to have "skin in the game" by contributing financially.
The majority of medical professionals billing Medicare—some 600,000 doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and therapists—will be affected.
A court-appointed patient care ombudsman who looked into Nightingale Home Healthcare’s operations says he found more than 1,300 complaints from patients and family members since 2011.
A Medicare proposal to test new ways of paying for chemotherapy and other drugs given in a doctor's office has sparked a furious battle, and cancer doctors are demanding that the Obama administration scrap the experiment.
Carmel-based Nightingale Home Healthcare Inc. is trying to keep from being kicked out of the federal Medicare program for allegedly putting patients in “immediate jeopardy,” according to documents in a bankruptcy reorganization case the company filed in December.
Cigna Corp., which has agreed to a $48 billion merger with Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., has committed systemic violations that threatened patients’ health, U.S. regulators say.
Carmel-based Stratice Healthcare LLC wants to take the concept of electronic prescribing for drugs and extend it to most of the rest of the health care system.
Carmel-based Nightingale Home Healthcare Inc., which serves nearly 900 Hoosier patients, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and won court approval to borrow $350,000 from its parent company to make payroll.
State government has long wanted to shift spending on long-term care from nursing homes to home- and community-based care. Now Gov. Mike Pence’s administration is working with nursing homes to make that happen.
Anthem touts program saving $9.51 per patient per month—but passes on less than half the savings to hospitals and doctors.
With time running out on open-enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher costs for Medicare's popular prescription drug program after a long stretch of stable premiums.