Most Medicare beneficiaries will keep paying the same monthly premium for outpatient care next year, the Obama administration said Tuesday.
A proposed change to how hospital-owned ambulatory surgery centers are paid could further suppress the appetite of hospitals to own these capital-intensive outpatient facilities.
The CMS is proposing a massive overhaul of the discharge process for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and home health agencies. The latter would likely be hardest hit, facing an annual cost of $283 million, the agency says.
Dr. Wanda Filer, 56, is president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which has about 120,900 members.
There's many a slip between a physician's instructions, a care manager's plan and the patient's recollection. Now there are apps to reduce that slippage.
A new analysis of prices private insurers pay for healthcare services may fuel the already mounting consumer demand for transparency from payers and providers.
The radiation oncology unit at the 260-bed St. Charles Bend (Ore.) medical center used to be located a mile away from the hospital's medical oncology unit. “A lot of patients needed to go to both,” said architect Karl Sonnenberg, a principal at the Portland, Ore.-based architecture firm...
Providers in the Lone Star State this week can start billing for telemedicine visits with Medicaid-enrolled children while they're in school. Lawmakers and providers say the move improves access for children whose parents can't miss work for doctor visits.
Planned Parenthood filed lawsuits last week against Alabama and Louisiana to prevent them from cutting off Medicaid funding to the organization.
Five large, independent physician groups in Ohio are collaborating to ensure their survival against the increasing employment of physicians by health systems.
Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.
Most senior citizens will fight fiercely to remain in their own homes, often well beyond their physical or even mental capacity to take care of themselves. A recent ACA-initiated demonstration program suggests there may be savings for Medicare if that's where seniors receive care.