The U.S. Supreme Court concluded oral arguments in a case threatening the ACA with a key swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, questioning the logic of the challengers' premise. Chief Justice John Roberts said little that tipped his hand.
Internists, family medicine physicians, and psychiatrists and neurologists made more than 80% of the prescriptions for antipsychotics for older adults with dementia in 2012, according to a report calling on expanded federal efforts to curb use of the drugs.
Utah's Republican-controlled House of Representatives has reversed course and decided to consider Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid plan, despite comments from the Republican House speaker that the measure had no support and would not be heard.
Hospital stocks rallied in an otherwise down market Wednesday, buoyed by a hope the Supreme Court might decide the King v. Burwell case in the administration's favor. That would leave insurance subsidies in place for millions who bought coverage through a federally run exchange.
A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.
Electronic health-record vendor Cerner Corp., which along with Leidos and Accenture is seeking the multibillion-dollar Defense Department EHR contract, took its case to the halls of Congress last week.
Health insurers are hopeful policymakers would craft a workaround to keep federal subsidies flowing to low- and moderate-income Americans if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the federal government.
Patient-safety expert Dr. Charles Denham, a former leader of the National Quality Forum's Safe Practices Committee, has agreed to pay the federal government $1 million to settle allegations that he accepted cash in exchange for influencing the committee's recommendations.
The Veterans Affairs Department has taken little to no action on more than 100 recommendations it has received to help improve the quality of healthcare it offers veterans, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Wednesday.