A report released this week from the California state auditor's office alleges that state health officials have failed to effectively manage investigations of complaints against long-term-care facilities in the state.
U.S. healthcare workers who volunteer to join the fight in Africa against Ebola have a new question to ask themselves these days: How would they feel about a 21-day quarantine when they get back home?
A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.
Healthcare breaches accounted for 15% of all data breaches in California in 2012 and 2013, according to a report from the state's attorney general. Most were easily preventable, the report chides.
Dignity Health has agreed to pay the government $37 million to settle allegations that more than a dozen of its hospitals knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
More details were revealed Wednesday about Prime Healthcare Services' proposed acquisition of Daughters of Charity Health System as the parties submitted their takeover application to the California attorney general.
Less than three weeks before Covered California kicks off its second open enrollment, there are problems with the website. Some brokers have been unable to process special-circumstance enrollments, renewals or changes to existing accounts for over a week.
The California Supreme Court dismissed a request to review a data theft class action against Sutter Health in one sentence, but the decision sends a bigger signal: there's no harm—or money to be had—unless there's evidence somebody used the stolen information.
Remember the excitement surrounding Castlight Health's initial public offering? Last March, the San Francisco startup's stock price soared when investors bought into the idea that online price transparency would transform the healthcare marketplace.
Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
A new health insurance exchange announced last week by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 27, 2014, covered the following topics: latest healthcare stats on Ebola, health IT, CT usage and the uninsured.