The CMS' efforts to expand telehealth services under Medicare Advantage has support, even though some of the details don't. Insurers and healthcare experts agree the CMS' star-rating system shouldn't prioritize patient experience over outcomes.
Several behavioral health providers and patients sued UnitedHealth Group and Cigna subsidiaries for allegedly underpaying the providers for out-of-network claims, leaving patients with massive medical bills.
People with cancer are among those at high risk of complications if infected with the new coronavirus. It's estimated 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. this year. More than 600,000 people are receiving chemotherapy.
Massachusetts General Hospital, the Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and the Diagnostic Molecular Laboratory at Northwestern Medicine, received federal approval for COVID-19 tests.
Georgia motorists were told to keep their windows rolled up as their cars lined up at a mass drive-through testing site for COVID-19 that opened Monday in a parking deck at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
A new Health Affairs study found that when an Area Agency on Aging establishes a partnership with a hospital, the counties covered by the agency saw an average yearly reduction in Medicare spending per beneficiary of $135.50.
The new coronavirus doesn't discriminate. But physicians in public health and on the front lines said they already can see the emergence of familiar patterns of racial and economic bias in the response to the pandemic.
Nursing homes are proving to be a breeding ground for COVID-19 outbreaks, so critical-access hospitals that own long-term care facilities are making plans to prevent any cases that could overrun their EDs.