Senate Republicans suffered a big setback in passing their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act when the Senate parliamentarian issued rulings Friday that make it more difficult to pass key provisions on a party-line majority vote.
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The GOP-backed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act may be losing steam for now. That's good news for rural hospitals, but the rural sector's problems are far from resolved.
Investors will be watching beginning this week to see if hospitals maintained admission and outpatient volumes during the second quarter.
After another round of setbacks, congressional Republicans must regroup and assess their options for repealing, replacing or keeping the Affordable Care Act. They'll need to weigh a number of policy--and political--decisions.
Now that the Senate GOP's Better Care Reconciliation Act has crashed and burned, and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act appear to have stalled, it's time to consider another plan: improved Medicare for all.
Following a disappointing first quarter, Athenahealth reported that its operating income back in the black in the second quarter, with a 15% uptick in revenue.
A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2016-17 school year. Sources: Association of American Medical Colleges; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Published July 24, 2017, p. 34.
The U.S. Digital Service is creating application programming interfaces to make MACRA participation easier, according to an agency report presented to Congress.
LinkedIn has joined a team of stakeholders in northeast Ohio — BioEnterprise, the city of Cleveland, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga County — to provide data, analysis and market research on talent for health IT positions in the region.
Women hospital executives can start closing the pay gap with their male counterparts by truly negotiating compensation rather than accepting first offers, C-suite hospital executives said this week at the Modern Healthcare Women Leaders in Healthcare conference.
Drugmakers Baxter International and Claris Injectables agreed to divest two pharmaceutical products to settle Federal Trade Commission antitrust concerns over Baxter's proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris' injectable drugs business.
Facing the potential for high premium increases, New Hampshire will seek a waiver allowing it to create a high-risk fund for individuals on the marketplace. The state's Republican governor immediately pushed back on the proposal, and he could prevent the plan from reaching federal officials.
Chinese pharmaceutical firms want to buy Cardinal Health, a lightweight skin sensor measures muscle activity, and our brains synchronize when we talk to each other.
Blood transfusions have been a long-standing practice at health systems, despite known complications, and are believed to improve patient outcomes. A new study finds the costs and potential risks associated with the procedures outweigh the benefits.
Asked about his Bay of Pigs fiasco, President John F. Kennedy responded, "Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan." The opposite is true for the latest iteration of the GOP healthcare bill, which would have eliminated insurance coverage for more than 20 million people.
Louisiana is expected to decide by September whether it will keep the five Medicaid managed care companies currently managing the care of 1.6 million recipients or adjust the group, state health department secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee said Thursday.
President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.
DotHealth, the company behind the domain extension, hopes .health will become a new industry standard for the healthcare industry's websites.