Experts say the health effects related to the steady and prolonged warming of the planet will force public health officials to take an even greater role in addressing the impact of climate change in the coming years.
If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Barack Obama's plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, it could mean more healthcare coverage for some, but not most, such immigrants.
Dublin-based Medtronic is buying back shares as part of an internal reorganization of capital following its purchase a year ago of Covidien. It's also hinting at more mergers and acquisitions.
The socio-economic status of patients may explain some of the variation in hospital 30-day readmission rates. But it's the quality of the facilities where patients go when they are discharged that could play a key role, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs.
Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, plans to overhaul the state's expanded Medicaid program with an ACA-based waiver. He cited Indiana's cost-sharing model as one to possibly replicate.
Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a former hospital CFO, two surgeons and two other defendants in a kickback scheme involving nearly $600 million in fraudulent claims for spinal surgeries in Southern California.
Accretive Health, the beleaguered revenue-cycle management firm, is trying to demonstrate to investors that it has regained its financial footing after reporting another net loss.
Bon Secours Health System ended the year profitably, despite almost no revenue growth as the system held down operating expenses across more than a dozen hospitals.
Nashville-based HCA reassured investors on an earnings call last week that its third-quarter challenges are one-time issues.
Fairview Health Services is blaming its second-quarter drop in operating income on a drop in demand for pricey hepatitis C drugs. The surplus also was reduced by the continuing shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, the Minneapolis-based system said in its recent financial filing.
The Senate's top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operating without a contentious fight over money for Planned Parenthood.
While the number of primary-care doctors in retainer-based arrangements remains relatively small—about 6,000 across the U.S.—it has grown by as much as 25% over the past few years. Some experts warn concierge practices threaten to exacerbate the primary-care physician squeeze.