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Kaiser suits up medical teams for Super Bowl events

Kaiser suits up medical teams for Super Bowl events

As the San Francisco Bay Area gears up to host Super Bowl 50, the region's healthcare providers are also prepping for the big game.

ACA enrollment pleases HHS. Insurers will be tougher crowd

By Bob Herman  |  February 04, 2016
ACA enrollment pleases HHS. Insurers will be tougher crowd

Roughly 12.7 million Americans signed up for a health plan on the federal and state insurance exchanges by the end of the Affordable Care Act's third open enrollment. But the exchanges still face industry criticism.

Proposed privacy rule changes may leave substance-abuse patients vulnerable

By Joseph Conn  |  February 05, 2016

The CMS weighed in Friday on yet another federal argument against patient control and in favor of more fluid information sharing. The agency proposes modifying a key federal privacy rule covering patient records for drug- and alcohol-abuse treatment, and by default, behavioral health.


Research

Largest U.S. teaching hospitals, 2016

Largest U.S. teaching hospitals, 2016

A list of the nation's 25 largest academic medical centers, ranked by the total number of residents and interns based on Medicare cost report figures, 2013. Source: American Hospital Directory. Published: Feb. 1, 2016, p. 34.


Providers

Doctor gets 30 years to life for prescription drug deaths

A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left three patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison. The doctor, who was accused of prescribing "crazy, outrageous amounts of medication" to patients who didn't even need the drugs,...

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