As more insurers shift to narrow provider networks to keep premiums down, hospitals increasingly find themselves caught in the middle as patients, insurers and physicians fight over who should pick up bills for services that patients unknowingly receive from out-of-network doctors.
A new Federal Communications Commission ruling could challenge medical-debt collectors seeking to contact patients on their cellphones.
A list of the 20 largest biotechnology companies ranked by 12-month revenue as of June 30, 2015. Source: BioPharm Insight. Published Aug. 31, 2015, p. 35.
DaVita Kidney Care, the dialysis arm of DaVita HealthCare Partners, is entering a joint venture kidney care specialty hospital chain in northeastern China that's the first of its kind.
Medicare Advantage has been held up as a source of solid growth for health insurers. Humana's reach and expertise in the market attracted Aetna's $37 billion buyout bid. But not all Advantage plans are benefiting from the enrollment wave.
A ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board could complicate relations between healthcare organizations and their workers employed by staffing agencies. Healthcare staffing firms may become a target for unions looking to organize workers in multiple facilities in one fell swoop.
The Cleveland Clinic once again delivered a strong financial performance in the second quarter as it continued to reap the benefits from cost-cutting initiatives while also seeing higher volume.
Only 21 states are planning to switch their workers' compensation claims to ICD-10 coding on Oct. 1. Four more have regulations in the works.
A GAO report found that reviews of medical errors have declined by 18% in the same time period that errors have increased by 7%. The VA said it is aware of the decrease, but has not studied why it has happened. Without a reason, the GAO authors wrote, it is not clear whether the trend is bad for...
There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. Those stories and many more came from the pen of Dr. Oliver Sacks. Sacks, 82, died Sunday at his home in New York.