Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.
A pre-Thanksgiving clash emerged between healthcare experts who believe wellness programs sponsored by employers offer long-term savings and create a healthier workforce, and those who think such programs provide no value whatsoever.
Modern Healthcare Insights-Special problems in the fight against hospital-acquired infections: Defeating Superbugs
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a worldwide problem. A special subset, called "superbugs," can withstand antibiotic defenses. This issue brief details the most common pathogens that are causing them and strategies used to combat them.
An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.
Nearly half a million people signed up for health plans through the federal exchange during the first week of the open-enrollment period, and applicants were almost evenly split between those signing up for coverage through HealthCare.gov for the first time and returning customers.
A Michigan doctor already embroiled in a federal lawsuit over his involvement in a physician-owned device distributorship was accused of performing lumbar spinal fusion surgeries without actually implanting medical devices.
Daughters of Charity Health System's financial situation has continued to deteriorate, newly released earnings reports show, as the six-hospital group awaits attorney general approval for its controversial sale to Prime Healthcare Services.
The American Medical Informatics Association is asking Congress to amend a central federal healthcare privacy rule to give medical researchers access to patient records without their consent.
The editors of the Journal of Patient Safety found that five of 10 articles on operating room sterilization practices authored by disgraced former editor Dr. Charles Denham failed to disclose his financial conflicts of interest relevant to those articles.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—who is slated to help decide the fate of the healthcare reform law next year—reportedly was resting comfortably Wednesday morning after having a stent placed in her heart.