The fiscal 2017 budget includes a request for $1.1 billion to increase access to medication-assisted treatment options. The bulk of the money would fund state programs in an effort to make treatment more available and easier to afford.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is strongly favored to win Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire. But Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz sent Democrats a warning shot about the attacks they will face if Sanders ultimately beats Hillary Clinton.
A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children stopped performing non-emergency heart surgery pending internal review. The hospital did not reveal the reason behind the move, only saying it is making progress in increasing volumes and improving performance, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Here's what Manhattan freelance writer Marcella Durand feared when she went to an Affordable Care Act enrollment counselor for 2016 health insurance: a “terrible premium with a terrible deductible for a plan that covered nothing.” But she was "absolutely surprised" by a low-cost option.
Sen. Ron Wyden says he has "a number of concerns" about how panelists were selected and screened for an advisory panel on pain issues that includes government experts, outside academics and patient advocates.
Premier reported a jump in profits attributed to growth in its group purchasing business and even stronger growth in sales of its performance improvement software and services.
Managing large patient populations within value-based reimbursement models is placing new demands on clinical support staff to improve patient care coordination. It's created the need for software programs that go well beyond the typical electronic health record.
A number of doctors who face malpractice payments or hospital sanctions for sexual misconduct escape disciplinary actions from their state medical boards, according to a study.
The annual awards presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives recognize accomplished industry leaders at various stages of their careers. Read profiles of this year's winners, who will be feted during ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership set for March 14-17 in Chicago.
Help Modern Healthcare mark its 40th anniversary by picking the three most important Best Practices we've reported on over the past several years. It will take only three minutes out of your busy day to read over the list and make your selections.