Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.
The U.S. military's giant EHR contract announced last week with a consortium including Cerner Corp. likely will have a major impact on advancing interoperability in health information technology across the entire U.S. healthcare system, experts say.
Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility that some have called the nation's largest mental healthcare institution.
Health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are hoping recent mergers and their growing market clout will help them win steeper drug discounts in their ongoing war with the pharmaceutical industry over specialty drug pricing.
Louisiana Health Cooperative, the state's not-for-profit health plan created through the Affordable Care Act, will close by year-end. LAHC is the second co-op casualty in less than a year, and a sign that many other co-ops are on life support.
The House of Representatives last week reallocated part of the federal budget to keep Veterans Affairs hospitals open.
Two New Jersey health systems are suing the state, contending a new law unfairly takes away their role as advanced emergency medical service providers in their service areas.
Healthcare providers are expressing support for legislation overwhelmingly approved by Congress that would require hospitals to notify Medicare patients when they are under observation care in a hospital but have not been admitted. Some observers, however, say the measure doesn't address the...
More than 85 years ago, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies pioneered the idea of health insurance, and they've been at the heart of healthcare ever since.
Two senators are expected this week to offer the latest in a growing pile of bills in Congress aimed at what many see as a national mental health treatment crisis.
Covered California enrollees will see their premiums increase 4% in 2016, exchange officials said last week.
At the center of the huge U.S. drug research enterprise sit some of its lowest-paid workers, who do the data-entry scut work that holds most research projects together. Unfortunately, they often must juggle their tasks between separate data systems.