Data Points for the week of Oct. 19, 2015, covered the following topics: Gun violence, mass shootings, costs of gun violence, firearm deaths
The trouble surrounding the Affordable Care Act's co-op health insurance program is nearing disaster-level proportions. Last week, the Colorado Division of Insurance said it would close Colorado HealthOP, but the company plans on fighting the state's decision, calling it “irresponsible and...
For three decades, participants in the Modern Healthcare Design Awards have sought to advance the concept of a healing environment. This year, the 30th annual contest saw a coming together of efforts to refine that concept while integrating the sometimes-conflicting principles of value-based design.
A new test within the Medicare Advantage program will lower out-of-pocket costs for chronically ill patients who seek high-value services and providers.
An agreement between Providence Health & Services and Walgreens Boots Alliance could signal that the retail drugstore is looking to get out of the healthcare clinic business.
There are advances being made in healthcare that border on the stunning. Witness the gains made by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as one example. Despite laudable gains in knowledge and therapeutics, our healthcare picture remains saddled by inefficiencies and an unsustainable cost structure. In that same...
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.
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.
Lois Dehls Cornell, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Tufts Health Plan, has begun her term as president of the American Health Lawyers Association.
The CMS has proposed paying healthcare providers for time spent with patients discussing end-of-life medical choices, starting Jan 1. Experts say frank conversations would cut costs and unnecessary, sometimes harmful procedures.
Data Points for the week of July 13 2015, covered the following topics: Hospital readmissions, costs for low-risk births, Ebola, heroin use and Medicaid ER usage
Ascension intends to sell two of its Pacific Northwest hospitals to for-profit Capella Healthcare.