California lawmakers are poised to pass a hard-fought bill this week to shield consumers from surprise out-of-network medical bills, despite continuing objections from physician groups.
A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 29, 2016, covered the following topics: Funding for disaster preparedness, hospital response plans in emergencies, delivering drugs in emergencies, and civilian medical volunteers.
Patient advocates and groups working to end violence say collecting the data again will help inform strategies that could help prevent violent deaths in California.
A voluntary program that's catching on in Colorado hospitals helps physicians build resilience and recapture the sense of fulfillment that led them to medicine in the first place. The methods are simple, but the participants say it has significant benefits for doctors and the hospitals where they...
Bernard Tyson, the head of the $61 billion integrated delivery system whose 38 hospitals and 19,000 physicians serve nearly 11 million plan members in eight states and the District Columbia, recently sat down with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner to discuss what's going on in the Affordable...
The nation's major blood donation organizations are calling for increased donations in light of "critically low" inventory levels. Hospitals worry about the additional costs to them.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that genetic testing company 23andMe can't be sued over allegations that it misled customers about its test kit because the claims belong in arbitration.
Guardant Health, based in Redwood City, Calif., developed a liquid biopsy blood test that has helped match cancer patients with clinical trials and treatment options without costly or invasive biopsies. CEO and co-founder Helmy Eltoukhy calls it a “game changer” for oncology.
Not-for-profit co-ops and other small health plans have been the leading critics of risk adjustment. Now, Aetna is right behind them.
Kaiser Permanente, the $61 billion system that includes health plans, hospitals and medical groups, is “absolutely” sticking with the exchanges over the long term, Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson told Modern Healthcare last week.
A San Diego woman's harrowing account of her aunt's death last month under California's new physician aid-in-dying law suggests that healthcare providers still have a long way to go to make the process work well for terminally ill patients.