Two lawmakers from the Burlington, Vt., area have introduced a bill that would provide consumers and regulators with more information about the market power of health systems.
Medicaid oversight bill gets OK from Iowa Senate panel | Des Moines (Iowa) Register
A bill aimed at providing comprehensive legislative oversight to Iowa's Medicaid privatization program was approved without opposition Monday by the Senate Human Resources Committee.
The combined cost of two common surgeries—knee and hip replacement—is twice as high in northeast Colorado as in Denver and Colorado Springs, according to a new study that puts numbers to the state's rural health cost problem.
Telemedicine association petitions Texas panel on mental health licensing | Dallas / Fort Worth Healthcare Daily
The American Telemedicine Association this week sent a memo to the state board that licenses professional mental health counselors, urging it to license out-of-state providers for telehealth services and scrap mandates requiring a face-to-face meeting between practitioner and patient.
Nursing demand driving hospital hiring spree, bonuses in Florida | (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press
It's a good time to be a nurse in Florida. An increasing shortage of qualified job candidates and a ballooning patient population has driven some hospitals to offer five-figure signing bonuses and generous relocation reimbursements to attract the best and brightest.