The U.S. is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed two bills into law aimed at addressing staffing shortages and residents' isolation at New Jersey's long-term care facilities, two areas of vulnerability exposed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Though much of healthcare has made progress with value-based payment models, most federally qualified health centers remain tethered to an outdated payment structure. Without change, many centers will not stay afloat for long.
Safety-net providers could get some financial relief from an uptick in Medicaid enrollment early next year, but it probably won't be enough to offset declines in healthcare utilization or changes to payer mix.
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion.
He led two of New York City’s busiest hospitals when COVID-19 first slammed the U.S. Now Israel Rocha Jr. is set to take the helm at the county's public health system, just as hospitals brace for another virus surge.