Nearly half a million people signed up for health plans through the federal exchange during the first week of the open-enrollment period, and applicants were almost evenly split between those signing up for coverage through HealthCare.gov for the first time and returning customers.
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An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.
Healthcare stocks are attracting the big-money crowd, a sign that serious investors think there's money to be made in the sector, according to one tracker of where billionaires invest.
The American Medical Informatics Association is asking Congress to amend a central federal healthcare privacy rule to give medical researchers access to patient records without their consent.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—who is slated to help decide the fate of the healthcare reform law next year—reportedly was resting comfortably Wednesday morning after having a stent placed in her heart.
Cone Health improved its operating margin in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 as outpatient volume increased and the system tackled rising expenses, particularly labor costs.
Daughters of Charity Health System's financial situation has continued to deteriorate, newly released earnings reports show, as the six-hospital group awaits attorney general approval for its controversial sale to Prime Healthcare Services.
A pre-Thanksgiving clash emerged between healthcare experts who believe wellness programs sponsored by employers offer long-term savings and create a healthier workforce, and those who think such programs provide no value whatsoever.
Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.
A Las Vegas hospice illegally billed Medicare and Medicaid for patients who were not terminally ill, the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Nevada allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The CMS has decided to follow the American Academy of Family Physicians' suggestion that it begin a national coverage analysis to determine if the agency should pay for women to get a combination Pap smear and HPV test every five years to screen for cervical cancer.
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House Republicans are circulating a proposal to overhaul the way Medicare pays hospitals for short stays, including a plan to eliminate the widely criticized “two-midnight rule.”
Patients in cardiac arrest may be better off riding to the hospital in an ambulance without advanced life support services. A new study finds that cardiac patients who received advanced care from paramedics had lower survival rates and worse clinical outcomes at substantially higher costs.
Trinity Health, the system formerly known as CHE Trinity, reported a first-quarter operating surplus that was 56.8% higher than during the same period in its last fiscal year as it booked higher volume and fewer integration expenses.
A panel of medical experts advising the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday decided not to slap the sternest federal warning on steroid injections for neck and back pain, allowing their use to continue relatively unchanged. Millions of Americans get such treatments annually.
SSM Health Care, a Catholic not-for-profit system based in St. Louis, closed out the first three quarters of its fiscal year with an operating surplus more than 10 times larger than it saw a year ago.
Many states are struggling to re-enroll adults and children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, with hundreds of thousands of current beneficiaries at risk of losing coverage, advocates say.
CareTech Solutions, a Troy, Mich.-based healthcare information company, is negotiating a sale with Troy-based HTC Global Services.
Apple iPhones are the smartphones of choice for a wide majority of Modern Healthcare readers, despite phones that use Google's Android operating system far outnumbering iPhones in the country as a whole, according to the results of Modern Healthcare's third annual survey to find the Most Important...
A government watchdog wants to know if hospitals accurately report revenue they receive from group purchasing organizations, a question that may have broader implications for the federal safe harbor that allows GPOs to earn and distribute such administrative fees.
Merck & Co. will buy worldwide commercial rights to NewLink Genetics Corp's experimental Ebola vaccine. Merck will have the right to research, develop, manufacture and distribute the vaccine, rVSV-EBOV, as well as any follow-on products, the companies said in a joint statement.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning against the use of laparoscopic power morcellator devices to treat uterine fibroids, while obstetricians and gynecologists insist that some women should still have access to the products.
The latest volley in the debate over whether investing in electronic health records will save anyone money: Yes, to the tune of $78 billion worldwide from 2014 to 2019, according to a report by U.K.-based Jupiter Research.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to pay $100,000 and strengthen its data security policies to settle a state health information data breach complaint involving the medical and personal records of nearly 4,000 individuals exposed by the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer.
HealthSouth Corp., the nation's largest inpatient rehabilitation hospital chain, announced Monday plans to acquire Encompass Home Health and Hospice for about $750 million.