Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.
Medicare is fast approaching its 50th anniversary: It was signed into law July 30, 1965. But don't expect a celebratory mood when Medicare experts and advocates gather in Washington for the March 20 event, “Honoring 50 Years of Medicare.”
Mark Clare has been named principal adviser for strategic initiatives at Purdue Healthcare Advisors in West Lafayette, Ind.
This year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is scheduled to finalize a rule requiring healthcare employers and those in other industries to report cases of occupational injuries and illnesses. OSHA has said it will make the data public through a website.
Healthcare employers added 23,800 jobs in February as physician offices and other ambulatory settings continued to propel growth.
While most healthcare stakeholders have slowed their spending on Washington lobbying, one sector has cranked up the pressure—the medical-device industry.
Potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 insurers from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.
The latest outbreak of a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection spread through contaminated endoscopes has prompted calls for re-evaluating the adequacy of currently recommended cleaning and reprocessing procedures.
The two federal antitrust enforcement agencies will scrutinize provider competition and payment models during a two-day workshop this week in Washington.
Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a not-for-profit parent of 22 companies offering healthcare products and services, discusses how his companies are seeking to make healthcare more consumer-directed.
When it comes to healthcare, forget the Republican derision that greeted President Barack Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 and the dead-on-arrival rhetoric of inside-the-Beltway pundits.
Dozens of patients at the Seattle hospital were infected with a deadly bacteria spread by a type of endoscope essential for treating certain conditions but hard to disinfect because of its design. That has raised questions about who is responsible for preventing and correcting the problems.