WASHINGTON— More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.» Read More
Following a rare look into Medicare payments, one South Florida ophthalmologist has emerged as Medicare's highest-paid individual doctor.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on new data released from Medicare on fraud. One eye doctor in West Palm Beach billed more than $20 million to Medicare in 2012. The doctor, Salomon Melgen, says he didn't do anything wrong.
April 8- U.S. health insurers said on Tuesday they still expected cuts in government reimbursements for privately managed Medicare health plans for the elderly next year even after the Obama administration rolled back the steepest reductions.
April 8- The Obama administration's announcement on Monday that it would roll back proposed cuts to privately managed Medicare plans is a positive for insurers because the final plan is "less worse" than the one proposed, Wall Street analysts said on Tuesday.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that on average, reimbursement for such Medicare Advantage plans in 2015 would rise 0.4 percent, reversing what is said was a 1.9 percent average reduction proposed in February.
April 7- The U.S. government on Monday said that final payments to private health insurers for 2015 private Medicare Advantage plans would rise 0.4 percent for the average plan compared with a proposed cut of 1.9 percent.
Biotechs drop on reports Rep. Waxman has sent a letter to Gilead's CEO asking him to justify the price of Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
The Medicare Part D prescription drug program will not be immediately changed by the Obama administration.
President Obama has called for ending a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions of dollars. Here's how it works.
Humana shares surged more than 7 percent Monday after it said proposed health department rate cuts may be more benign than anticipated.
Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS trying to obtain coverage under Obamacare are in danger of being thrown out of their insurance plan.
Mark Bertolini, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, discusses the government's Medicare program and weighs in on enrollment participation in Obamacare. I think too much is being made of the website, we all have website failures from time to time, Bertolini says.
Dr. William Grace, MD, Grace Oncology founder, discusses the rate of Medicaid recipients using emergency rooms in hospitals unnecessarily.
Peter Orszag, Citigroup global banking vice chair, shares his thoughts on total health-care spending and the slowdown in Medicare.
Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.
The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.
Damien Conover, Equity Analyst at Morningstar talks about the impact of Obamacare on equity markets and highlights stocks that are set to benefit from it.
Two U.S. senators are criticizing a federal agency for not booting criminal doctors from a list of approved Medicare providers as required by law.
The history of federal health care is a tale of the hazards of presenting changes to consumers who might not want them. Take the 1989 Medicare law. The New York Times reports.
Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.