While the number of primary-care doctors in retainer-based arrangements remains relatively small—about 6,000 across the U.S.—it has grown by as much as 25% over the past few years. Some experts warn concierge practices threaten to exacerbate the primary-care physician squeeze.
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
Nevada Health CO-OP is shutting down by Jan. 1, the not-for-profit health plan announced Wednesday. It is now the third co-op to fold, and data suggest it's possible other co-ops may follow suit.
Healthcare providers have gotten some balance sheet relief, thanks to a greater number of paying patients over the past couple of years. But bankruptcy filings suggest the industry has recovered more slowly than the improving economy would indicate.
Policymakers in Medicaid expansion states likely will try to wring some cash from hospitals starting in 2017 when the federal government no longer pays the full tab for the coverage expansion, experts say.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold premium subsidies through the federal exchange could spell the end of states establishing their own Affordable Care Act marketplaces. It could even prompt more states to turn over control of their exchanges to the federal government.
Don't count on many states to quickly establish their own insurance exchanges to keep their residents covered if the U.S. Supreme Court this month strikes down premium subsidies in states using the federal exchange.
Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. It began about seven years ago as a tiny operation in a single-car garage in Orlando, Fla., where a few friends and family members used meat grinders, potato peelers and cookers to recycle used soap into fresh bars.
The physician owner of a Nevada clinic linked to a deadly hepatitis C outbreak pleaded guilty in federal court April 2 to Medicare fraud.
The physician owner of a Nevada clinic linked to a deadly hepatitis C outbreak pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to healthcare fraud.
“Good riddance.” That was the two-word statement issued by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on hearing the news that Glenn Haggstrom, the Veterans Affairs Department chief of acquisition, logistics and construction, had resigned last week.
Should lumbering, flesh-eating ghouls begin to spread their maddening state of undeadness to a frenzied U.S. population ... keep calm and head for the hills.