On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in California and three other states will not fully convert from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system. Instead, they have received CMS approval to convert claims coded in the new ICD-10 system into ICD-9 codes, and use the older system to calculate payments to...
The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose their healthcare providers.
New Orleans' health officials have rebuilt a healthcare network in the city that some say is stronger today than before Katrina. But many say the city's mental health system hasn't experienced the same rebound as its medical care system.
Just days before New Orleans welcomed a new state-of-the-art $1.1 billion safety net hospital to replace the hospital that post-Katrina flooding damaged beyond repair, the facility's CEO announced she was resigning.
Todd Kennedy has been named president of Providence Health System in Mobile, Ala. Kennedy, 39, will start on Sept. 7. He replaces Clark Christianson, who is retiring.
Planned Parenthood filed lawsuits last week against Alabama and Louisiana to prevent them from cutting off Medicaid funding to the organization.
One Louisiana psychiatrist believes there's an untold story as the nation marks the 10th anniversary of Katrina. That's how federal funds to address mental health needs didn't result in more effective, large-scale, long-term treatment programs for survivors.
The devastation of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago presented New Orleans with the opportunity to re-imagine our healthcare system and determine how we could better provide care to residents.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Louisiana to prevent the state from cutting off Medicaid funding to the organization. Some say other lawsuits might soon follow.
Several GOP candidates have signaled they'll campaign on conservative approaches to healthcare reform, but it's not at all clear that they will have much resonance with voters, who have indicated that the healthcare issues they care most about now are the ones that affect their pocketbooks.
Increased collaboration between providers and payers is inevitable, but that doesn't mean the future financial interests of these oft-warring parties will align, say healthcare leaders surveyed in Modern Healthcare's third-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and damaged Charity Hospital beyond repair, a new $1.1 billion facility has opened in the safety net hospital's place.