Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.
It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.
Montefiore Health System announced Monday that it will acquire St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, a struggling hospital in New York's Hudson Valley. The deal would add St. Luke's to Montefiore's growing 10-hospital health system.
Healthline Networks, the healthcare media, information and technology company, is breaking off one of its offerings into a separate, wholly owned subsidiary.
The federal government has released its final vision on how to achieve widespread interoperability of electronic health-record systems. “The road map should be familiar to many who have been involved” thus far, ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo said.
Consumers may be controlling more of their healthcare dollars, but those in digital health know who's keeping the industry afloat: doctors, hospitals and insurers. Providers and payers are still at the center of healthcare's money flow, say investors at the Health 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley.
Hospitals with better quality do better in the market, beating out rivals for market share, a new report suggests.
The Obama administration, under pressure to ease its mandates for the use of electronic health records, issued regulations for the current and final stages of its incentive program for the technology. But officials also acknowledged the new rules are almost guaranteed to be revised.
North Carolina's move toward Medicaid managed care has providers worried that patient care could suffer, but the recently signed law may allow regional provider-led groups to bid on the contracts.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa's largest insurer, will start selling health plans on Iowa's exchange during the 2016 open-enrollment period after sitting out the first two years.