Some believe a federal appeals court decision over hospital classifications could lead to millions of dollars in savings for hospitals across the country. The court Thursday invalidated a Medicare regulation over whether certain hospitals may be classified as both rural and urban.
A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left three patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison. Tseng prescribed "crazy, outrageous amounts of medication" to patients who didn't need the pills. The doctor repeatedly ignored warning...
As the San Francisco Bay Area gears up to host Super Bowl 50, the region's healthcare providers are also prepping for the big game.
HHS wants to revise a stringent federal rule governing the privacy of medical records of drug, alcohol abuse and many behavioral health patients.
The healthcare industry, bolstered by the nation's hospitals and health systems, added 36,800 jobs in January.
Congress wonders whether the composition of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission renders it a biased and therefore, unreliable source of recommendations.
Today's regional healthcare roundup includes New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing free Zika testing for pregnant women, a shift in uncompensated care at Minnesota hospitals, a New Jersey panel green-lighting the sale of a bankrupt hospital to Prime, and more.
An all-star group of health information technology experts, including representatives from a dozen of the top health IT system developers, will advise a private-sector initiative to survey and rate health IT products on interoperability.
A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.
The job cuts come on the heels of big losses, fueled by capturing a large portion of enrollees who bought health plans on the public health insurance exchange. Through its Blue Cross plans, including in Illinois, Health Care Service Corp. offered some of the lowest-cost policies on the online...
Today's roundup of pharmaceutical, technology and clinical news includes documents indicating Turing officers got giant raises out of the Daraprim price hike, a new telemedicine bill in Mississippi, an alliance of 20 major companies sharing employee health and benefits data to address cost...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced that, in response to the nation's opioid abuse epidemic, it will change its policies on reviewing new painkillers, and will work with experts to safely label opioid drugs, including those for pediatric use.