California health officials reported that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after the law went into effect June 9, 2016, making the option legal in the nation's most populous state.
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Michael Jackson's music video dance moves are as iconic as they are impressive. One particularly famous move has apparently long fascinated three neurosurgeons in Chandigarh, India—Jackson's mind-boggling 45-degree lean in the "Smooth Criminal" video.
Q&A with CEO Suzanne Richards on KPC Healthcare's financial turnaround, support for behavioral healthJune 16, 2018
KPC Healthcare CEO Suzanne Richards is responsible for a turnaround at her seven-hospital Southern California system, which has taken on increased care for its homeless and behavioral health patient population.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates this year took big steps toward addressing gun violence and the opioid epidemic. But other issues, such as sexual misconduct by doctors, made less progress.
Two doctors from Beaumont Health are teaming up to host a podcast to share their healthcare-related wisdom.
Over 9 million of our veterans rely on the Veterans Affairs Department for their healthcare. And the quality of VA care is on par with most civilian health systems. Unfortunately, that quality is not distributed evenly.
Some industry stakeholders fear that as private equity firms gobble up more and more healthcare companies, patients will lose out on choice, prices could creep higher and price transparency could decrease if public companies are taken private.
Despite numerous promises to protect such patients, the president now proposes returning to the not-too-distant past when people with cancer, diabetes and chronic heart conditions could only buy healthcare coverage at exorbitant rates—if they could find it at all.
The hospital in September 2016 introduced the oral care bundle, which ensures patients undergoing chemotherapy maintain good oral hygiene to reduce infection risks.
A list of the nation's 20 largest physician staffing firms ranked by number of physician recruiters as of June 2018. Sources: Modern Healthcare reporting and the National Association of Physician Recruiters. Published June 18, 2018, p. 34.
Patients who identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth can now be recognized as such in their EHR, but providers need to handle the matter with sensitivity.
Stakeholders from all sides of the CVS Health-Aetna deal will get a chance to speak their minds during a hearing before California regulators.
The high-profile deaths this month of celebrity designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain pushed suicide into the national spotlight. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation.
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has quieted many of his critics. An unprecedented level of transparency and public disclosure has garnered support from across the industry.
Although a federal appeals court ruled that health insurers aren't entitled to $12.3 billion in unpaid risk-corridor payments, some disappointed insurers indicated they aren't giving up their quest to secure the funds.
Kentucky's Medicaid waiver includes controversial provisions like a work requirement, premium payments and cost-sharing and is slated to go into effect on July 1. The case's outcome could affect the fate of similar Medicaid waivers in several states.
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center reactivated its renowned heart transplant program after a two-week suspension, finding no systemic problems with the program despite several patient deaths this year.
Not-for-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates scored billions of dollars in tax savings from the Trump administration's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which lowered the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% and eliminated the alternative minimum tax.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications from states and territories to score some of the $930 million in grants for opioid prevention and treatment initiatives.
The AMA issued its first-ever policy on what it's calling "augmented intelligence," encouraging the healthcare industry to focus on improving patient outcomes and provider satisfaction.