Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility that some have called the nation's largest mental healthcare institution.
Covered California enrollees will see their premiums increase 4% in 2016, exchange officials said last week.
In what must have been a terrible disappointment for Obamacare bashers on the presidential campaign trail, the early returns from California suggest the rate increases next year in the individual and small-group health insurance market will be modest. The news comes with a caveat: Everything may...
Covered California enrollees will see premiums increase 4% in 2016, exchange officials said Monday. The increase is actually slightly less than the 4.2% jump consumers experienced between 2014 and 2015.
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.
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.
Anthem's announced $54.2 billion takeover of Cigna Corp. last week is the latest and largest sign of health insurers' lust for scale. But at the heart of the merger momentum is their desire to expand their government business, particularly in the lucrative Medicare Advantage market.
Lured by the potential for big paydays, nearly 30 states have passed or expanded their own false claims laws to pursue questionable Medicaid billings by drugmakers, healthcare providers and suppliers.
Could a patient personality test help clinicians improve medication and treatment compliance? Los Angeles-based startup Frame Health is testing that approach at Kaiser Permanente.
In another setback for California advocates of physician aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated last week he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice.
St. Jude Medical has forged a $3.4 billion deal to acquire cardiovascular device company Thoratec to diversify its portfolio of heart failure disease-management products.
Paul Viviano has been tapped to lead Children's Hospital of L.A.