A Senate proposal would take aim at hospital balance billing — a practice that has caused sticker-shock reverberations across the country and sparked increasing public outcry.
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The deal will allow TriMedx to expand its healthcare clientele and Aramark to focus on its core food, facilities and uniforms businesses, executives said.
The Senate passed its opioids legislation, laying the groundwork for a final bicameral deal. The upper chamber also cleared a stand-alone healthcare bill to target insurer gag clauses on pharmacists.
Following a multimillion-dollar operating loss in 2017, Summa Health in the first half of this year managed to achieve a $43 million turnaround of its finances and is back in the black.
A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.
The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to care.
The National Quality Forum released its first-ever set of quality measures for rural hospitals and ambulatory care facilities to improve quality of care and access in rural communities.
HHS will create a patient safety database to track quality of care at ambulatory surgery centers, as they become more prevalent across the country.
Health Net, one of two payers in the VA Choice system, is losing its claims-processing contract starting Oct. 1. The VA will step into the gap as it looks to take on a greater role in paying community providers for taking care of veterans.
Cigna and Express Scripts still must secure certain state regulatory approvals to complete the deal, but the nod from the federal antitrust enforcers takes care of the biggest hurdle.
New Medicare Advantage tool will limit patients' drug choices, marijuana use is growing as heroin use falls and California's Medicaid program still relies on paper for federal reporting.
The results from a new clinical trial raise more doubts about the daily use of aspirin to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease.
Two health insurance startups that are ditching high-deductible plans in favor of straightforward copays illustrate a growing sentiment that having patients pay more out of pocket won't tame rising healthcare costs and could harm patients' health.
UC Davis Health in February launched the Physician Efficiency Program, which provides hands-on training to doctors to improve their understanding and experience with the system's electronic health record.
Healthcare's C-suites haven't seen quite as many #MeToo departures as other industries, but experts say today's environment highlights the need for emergency CEO succession plans.
Mission Health's approach to driving continuous improvement is best captured by paraphrasing the words of President Theodore Roosevelt: Real progress is won by people who take the next step, not those who theorize about the 200th.
The ONC is expected to release its long-awaited rule on data-blocking in the fall. While fall doesn't officially begin until Sept. 22, could this still be the week?
Although 16 states have all-payer claims databases, there's no evidence they have helped lower healthcare costs. Advocates say the databases should empower lawmakers and consumers by providing reliable data.
MIT researchers are working on a way to target medical treatment with an 'in-body GPS.'