As public health officials continue to make connections between health and societal factors, there's mounting evidence that diseases once considered exotic are taking root in the poorest areas of the U.S.
Louisiana State University on Friday sued the private manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, alleging that the operator breached its contract and failed to live up to promises to keep the hospitals as academic centers.
All 140 seats in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly are up for election, and some observers say the Virginia state elections not only could swing the outcome of that state's Medicaid battle but could affect expansion's national momentum.
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is trying a new approach to remove Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program, this time saying it has a reason to block the organization's clinics.
The political fight over the funding of Planned Parenthood could be felt in rural Scott County, Ind., where this year there was a rush to get HIV tests after 180 people tested positive. But there was no place to get testing services.
Data Points for the week of Sept. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Diabetes, EHRs, preterm infants, hospital bonds, risk for stroke and ACA coverage
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, as nearly everyone else is federally mandated to do.
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 ICD-10 system into ICD-9 codes, and use the older system to calculate payments to providers.
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.
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.