The perennial battle over Medicare payments to doctors is about to surface again on Capitol Hill but don't put your money on chances for a permanent solution. That's a sucker bet, Hill watchers agree.
Healthcare employers added 23,800 jobs in February as physician offices and other ambulatory settings continued to propel the growth. It was the lowest gain, however, since September.
Dr. Imran Andrabi is now president, CEO and chief network integration officer of Mercy Health-Toledo (Ohio), which serves 20 counties in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
Dr. Harold Varmus is resigning from the National Cancer Institute, effective March 31, ending an almost five-year tenure as director of one of the most prominent cancer research organizations in the country.
A government program that is providing care for some 500,000 patients and has successfully increased the number of primary-care physicians in underserved areas is in danger of folding.
The number of physicians in the U.S. is growing, but not quickly enough to meet the needs of an aging population, according to a new Association of American Medical Colleges study.
Receiving a sedative prior to undergoing surgery in which anesthesia is administered may not benefit a patient but instead could help lengthen recovery times, a new study found.
New payment models adopted by Medicare and many health plans have clearly led to better care for patients. They also might be helping to slow the overall growth of healthcare spending. Whether these gains can be sustained, however, is far from certain. And because many providers are still sitting...
The Consumer Price Index for hospital services increased 0.2% last month as outpatient hospital prices edged upward, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.
State professional regulatory boards may seek out more state supervision or even change their membership makeup because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday against a North Carolina dental board accused of illegally suppressing competition.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's NYDoctorProfile.com website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in...
Healthcare consumers have a new tool to compare prices using data from some of the largest U.S. health insurers, but comparison shopping will remain a challenge for most.