The first Ebola infection diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a patient getting treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday....
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden announced in a press conference late Tuesday that the first U.S. case of Ebola has been found in Texas, with tests positive on specimens from a patient now being cared for in a Dallas hospital....
In a legal setback for the Obama administration, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that people in states that rely on the federal insurance exchange are not eligible for Obamacare premium subsidies to help them pay for coverage....
Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting said Monday she will retire from her role at the Detroit-based organization in December 2016, and a newly hired hospital executive from California will take the CEO spot....
By Associated Press | September 30, 2014
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden announced in a press conference late Tuesday that the first U.S. case of Ebola has been found in Texas, with tests positive on... FULL STORY »
Health plans that cover two-thirds of commercially insured Americans used incentives this year to motivate hospitals and doctors to improve quality and manage costs, according to a new survey. Those... FULL STORY »
By Andis Robeznieks | September 29, 2014
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Medicare will begin docking physicians' pay next year if they decline to report on quality measures under the voluntary Physician Quality Reporting System launched in 2007. Providers, however, remain... FULL STORY »
The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has reached financial settlements with three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistle-blower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA... FULL STORY »
Medicare's recovery auditors returned more than $3 billion into the program's coffers last year, a new government report shows. And providers that appealed those audits won less than 1 in 5 tries. FULL STORY »
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., said Monday it has created a new division called HealthForce to help other providers improve their coding in the runup to the ICD-10... FULL STORY »
Quality varied widely among Medicare accountable care organizations during their first year, with a few earning millions of dollars in bonuses but scoring below average on all but a handful of... FULL STORY »
A new federal snapshot of the U.S. economy provides no evidence that the millions of newly insured Americans fueled faster growth in health spending immediately after Obamacare's first enrollment... FULL STORY »
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under... FULL STORY »