Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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Reports break down final ACA open enrollment stats

Two new reports from the federal government provide more details about who signed up for Affordable Care Act plans during the most recent open enrollment period, how they chose coverage and what they paid.  

Feds to test new Medicare Part B payment models

Citing a new report that found prescription drug spending reached $457 billion in 2015, the federal government announced it will test new Medicare Part B payment models to try to tackle those spiraling costs.  

Feds reach alternative payment goal ahead of schedule

The federal government says it is ahead of schedule in its goal to tie 30 percent of Medicare payments to alternative payment models by the end of 2016.  

With open enrollment over, Burwell sets sights on Medicaid expansion

Now that open enrollment is over, the Department of Health and Human Services is still trying to figure out a way to get the remaining uninsured the coverage they need.  

HHS announces reforms to Native American healthcare system

Federal officials have released a plan aimed at improving care in hospitals serving Native Americans in four Great Plains states, according to the Associated Press.

Questions about HHS transparency impede health reform progress

You might think that after the Supreme Court rejected a series of Affordable Care Act challenges and a presidential veto nixed Congress' repeal attempt, ACA opponents might take a break to lick...

Lawmakers subpoena IRS, Treasury over ACA payments

Following what they claim is the Obama administration's unlawful payments to insurance companies for almost a year, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) have submitted subpoenas to both the IRS and the Secretary of the Treasury, according to an announcement from the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Open enrollment 2016: Best practices and lessons learned [Special Report]

To engage with consumers in an increasingly consumer-centric healthcare landscape, insurers and other organizations have a wealth of strategies at their disposal. But what works best? To find out,  FierceHealthPayer  spoke with industry experts and outreach organizations--all of which have been on the ground during this open enrollment period--to identify the best practices.

House Republicans press HHS about Affordable Care Act funding

Two House Republicans say they might subpoena Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell for what they say is the misuse of Affordable Care Act funds.  

Report faults HHS on healthcare workforce planning

The Department of Health and Human Services must develop a plan to address the needs of healthcare workers, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.