Kidney-care providers could see their Medicare payments reduced by up to 2% in the next few years if they do not score high enough on quality measures.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next term on whether a self-funded insurer should have to turn over certain information to the state of Vermont, a case that could have far-reaching implications over who controls certain healthcare data.
Many stroke patients have a new treatment option—if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.
The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
Catholic Health Initiatives is still feeling the pinch from its rapid growth strategy, which has added costs faster than CHI can cut them through a systemwide restructuring initiative.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, a federally qualified community health center serving 80,000 Washingtonians and Oregonians under full-risk Medicaid managed-care contracts, has no intention to launch its own Medicaid managed-care plan. But some community health centers are taking the plunge.
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts on Monday discussed bills that seek to reduce boarding of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments and keep them out of correctional facilities.
Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. has appointed Kathy McElligot as its next CIO and CTO. McKesson is heavily investing in health information technology startups and is expecting to spend several hundred million dollars over the next five to eight years.
Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a large government-funded survey found.
Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, discusses the company's management shake-up, its expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting.
Taking a load off nurses: Hospitals eye installing patient lifts but face technical, cost challenges
Most hospitals have mobile, wheeled lifts. But busy nurses and aides typically move average-sized patients themselves. The sparse use of assistive devices is the biggest reason healthcare workers have one of the highest rates of occupational musculoskeletal injuries.