More states may turn exchange duties over to the feds

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 27, 2015

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.

Transplant community split on organ donation, allocation

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 20, 2015

Geographic disparities in access to organs remain a major issue in the U.S. Some in the transplant community say a proposal to fix the problem focuses too much on “shuffling organs” and too little on boosting low donor rates.

Pennsylvania accused of lax regulation of nursing homes

By Associated Press  |  June 13, 2015

A new report from a legal aid organization for the poor accused the Pennsylvania Department of Health of failing to properly investigate complaints about nursing homes or enforce regulations that are designed to protect residents' safety.

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

IT labor crunch slows hospital data initiatives

By Melanie Evans  |  June 13, 2015

Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.

Ruling against subsidies could hit hospital stocks harder than earnings

By Melanie Evans and Beth Kutscher  |  June 12, 2015

Hospitals and investors are banking on the U.S. Supreme Court or the states to save premium subsidies that have made health insurance affordable for 6.4 million people in 34 states. But the stocks of publicly traded hospital companies could take a big hit if that doesn't happen.

AMA delegates consider telemedicine standards

AMA delegates consider telemedicine standards

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 06, 2015

The American Medical Association's policymaking body will debate this week in Chicago the hot-button issue of clinical standards for doctors who provide telemedicine services.

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