Federal health regulators seek to revoke license of Theranos blood-testing lab | Los Angeles Times
Health regulators have proposed revoking the federal license for Theranos' California laboratory and banning the firm's top two executives from the blood-testing business for at least two years.
Oklahoma healthcare leaders are hoping to do two things: curb smoking and keep hospitals and nursing homes open. They are asking lawmakers to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 a pack.
The state budget proposed by Massachusetts House leaders Wednesday includes a new $250 million annual tax on hospitals to help fund the state’s big and growing Medicaid program.
Nearly five years since they first voted to unionize, registered nurses from The Memorial Hospital of Salem County have finally sat down with hospital representatives at the bargaining table.
A dearth of psychiatric hospital beds for California patients in crisis | National Public Radio
A bill backed by the California Psychiatric Association and the Steinberg Institute, a mental health policy organization, seeks to establish an online registry to collect and display information to help medical providers find psychiatric beds. But the California Hospital Association is staunchly opposed, saying that finding the right placement for a patient is much more complex than identifying an empty bed. The hospital group says a registry could actually hinder efforts to get patients appropriate treatment.
Medicare Wage Index is a burden on Western Pennsylvania hospitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lower Medicare reimbursements, overnight hospital stays that insurers pay at an outpatient rate and patients with high deductible plans forgoing elective surgeries all have put financial pressure on hospitals everywhere. But Western Pennsylvania hospitals have an added burden most people don’t know about — one that played a notable role in last week’s news that more than half the region’s hospitals are operating at a loss.
Addicts shoot up in Massachusetts General Hospital bathrooms | Boston Herald
Drug abusers are shooting up in bathrooms, walkways and parking garages at Massachusetts General Hospital in an alarming new tactic they hope will save them from lethal overdoses.