A measure passed by Virginia's General Assembly would allow most types of nurse practitioners with five years of full-time clinical experience to earn approval to practice without maintaining a contract with a physician who oversees them.
From asthma to obesity, key indicators continue to pose challenges for community health.
Fewer Americans are dying from infectious diseases, but the outcome gap between rural and urban areas of the country has widened, according to a new study.
Geisinger Health and St. Luke's University Health Network are teaming up to build what will be Pennsylvania's first co-owned hospital.
The Bipartisan Budget Act, passed early Friday following a short-lived government shutdown, includes Congress' most significant healthcare legislation since the 21st Century Cures Act.
One step down, but some big ones to go. The Senate closes in on a deal that could include funding for disaster relief and to combat the opioid epidemic. But the clock ticks toward a Thursday midnight funding deadline.
In an address to rural healthcare stakeholders, CMS Administrator Seema Verma promised more telehealth expansion, more information for patients and a "rural first" lens to policy.
A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for Outcomes Research and Education finds that many stakeholders in seven rural states believe rural communities should transform their critical-access hospitals into hybrid clinics that provide primary care and emergency services.
Congress' ongoing delays to fund key Medicare programs and restore DSH payments keep hospitals in limbo.
Rural hospitals continue to face fairly dire financial times. The National Rural Health Association last year suggested that more than 670 rural hospitals were at risk of closing. Since 2010, when three rural hospitals shuttered, the annual pace of closures has more than doubled.
Rural hospitals say they are disproportionately harmed by Anthem's decision to limit imaging coverage to stand-alone facilities because they can't compete financially.
Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.