Experts who have studied human trafficking say a victim's most promising lifeline could be a healthcare provider. That's why a number of hospitals and health systems around the country have launched training programs for their staff on how to identify and treat trafficking victims.
The Iowa Supreme Court struck down a rule last week prohibiting doctors from administering abortion-inducing drugs remotely via technology.
At a markup session last week, a House Appropriations subcommittee voted in favor of a draft fiscal 2016 budget for HHS that allocates $71.3 billion for the agency and includes $31.2 billion for the National Institutes of Health.
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't reached a decision yet in King v. Burwell, but the race has already begun—that is, the race by public relations representatives and attorneys to get reporters' attention.
HHS has signaled its intent to more rigorously enforce the anti-kickback statute against individual physicians who enter into improper payment deals, following a dozen recent civil settlements involving doctors.
If House Republicans win legal standing in their lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing subsidies, their case could pose another serious threat to the law's coverage expansion.
During an off-year legislative season when most of the public's attention is already focused on who will succeed Obama in the White House, the pharmaceutical industry is closing in on a set of legislative triumphs that threaten to undermine healthcare affordability for years to come.
The skirmishing ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court's King v. Burwell decision suggests we are in for a period of prolonged political turbulence should the high court strike down premium subsidies in the 34 states using the federally run exchanges.
Ethical guidelines proposed by the AMA were tabled Monday, a day after a delegate urged the committee to consider rules established by the Texas Medical Board that require patients to have an initial face-to-face consultation.
Claims of high mortality rates at a Florida hospital that, until recently, performed pediatric congenital heart surgeries is drawing attention to staffing issues aimed at improving quality and achieving better outcomes.
With a crucial legal decision looming, President Barack Obama said Monday the Supreme Court should not even have considered the latest challenge to his signature health care law but he voiced confidence the justices "will play it straight"—and leave the law intact.
Don't count on many states to quickly establish their own insurance exchanges to keep their residents covered if the U.S. Supreme Court this month strikes down premium subsidies in states using the federal exchange.