Records reveal Tennessee's claims for firing vaccine leaderJuly 15, 2021 10:50:47 PM
Tennessee's chief medical officer reasoned that the state's now-fired vaccination leader should be removed partly due to complaints about her leadership approach and how she handled a letter about vaccination rights of minors that incensed some Republican lawmakers, state records show.
JAMA's top editor resigns over controversial podcast on racismJune 01, 2021 04:33:54 PM
The top editor of the AMA’s Journal of the American Medical Association is out after his publication hosted a podcast in which a physician suggested not discussing racism.
States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance meansMay 14, 2021 03:34:11 PM
As many business owners pointed out, there is no easy way to determine who has been vaccinated and who hasn't. And the new guidelines essentially leave it up to people to do the right thing.
Is your hospital performing unnecessary tests and procedures?May 04, 2021 08:00:00 AM
The majority of hospital doctors in the U.S. still perform tests and procedures for indications that no longer have scientific evidence to back them, according to a new report from the Lown Institute.
Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumorsApril 13, 2021 11:46:26 AM
For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science's best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids' brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack
Extent of COVID-19 vaccine waste remains largely unknownMarch 15, 2021 02:37:01 PM
Pinning down just how many of the life-saving vials have been tossed remains largely unknown despite assurance from many local officials the number remains low.
Divvying up doses: How Michigan's race, income factors impact vaccine allotments across the stateMarch 08, 2021 11:55:00 AM
Michigan's 10 most populous counties collectively received about 3,400 fewer first doses of COVID-19 vaccine last week after the state applied a formula that factors in race, poverty, housing and other social vulnerabilities instead of allocating vaccine doses by share of population.
Accidentally trashed, thawed or expired: Reports of COVID vaccine spoilageMarch 04, 2021 11:33:28 AM
The incidents range from 335 discarded doses in Lee County, N.C., that were damaged in shipping, to nearly 5,000 doses that went to waste in Tennessee in February, prompting additional federal oversight.
Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban AmericaMarch 01, 2021 07:30:16 PM
The U.S. vaccine campaign has heightened tensions between rural and urban America, where from Oregon to Tennessee to upstate New York complaints are surfacing of a real—or perceived—inequity in vaccine allocation.
Questions arise about public disclosure of wasted vaccinesFebruary 25, 2021 03:51:29 PM
In all, more than 2,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Shelby County, Tenn., went to waste over the past month while local officials sat on tens of thousands of shots that state officials thought had already gone into arms.
States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand accessFebruary 23, 2021 08:26:05 PM
From coast to coast, states were scrambling Tuesday to catch up on vaccinations a week after winter storms battered a large swath of the U.S. and led to clinic closures, canceled appointments and shipment backlogs nationwide.
State of confusion: Michigan's mental health system has many layers for those in need to navigateFebruary 23, 2021 03:58:00 PM
Advocates acknowledge the system is sometimes inefficient, bulky and unable to meet a growing need for behavioral healthcare amid escalating financial pressures for the state's Medicaid insurance program.
The digital divide becomes a new social determinant of healthFebruary 22, 2021 12:30:00 PM
The rise in the use of telehealth and other digital care tools has highlighted growing concerns over whether access to high-speed internet will further widen health disparities.
Close to 1,000 vaccine doses likely thrown out by Tennessee countyFebruary 10, 2021 06:30:20 PM
Public health officials in eastern Tennessee announced Wednesday that 975 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that went missing were likely thrown out by accident.
Coronavirus outbreak: 'Chaotic': Oregon braces as COVID vaccine opens for elderlyDecember 26, 2020 10:39:18 AM
Live updates from Modern Healthcare on the coronavirus outbreak and how COVID-19 is affecting the healthcare industry.
Budget toll from virus hits both Democratic, GOP-led statesDecember 13, 2020 07:28:22 PM
Overall, states are still doing worse financially than they were a year ago, even if their revenue projections are better than what they had anticipated after the virus hit the U.S. Some of those shortfalls stem from Medicaid.
Detroit Medical Center laying off staff, selling MedPost urgent-care centersNovember 10, 2020 12:55:00 PM
Detroit Medical Center is going through another round of layoffs as parent company Tenet Healthcare Corp. of Dallas also begins the process to close or sell its remaining four MedPost urgent-care centers in Southeast Michigan.
Caring for oldest, sickest patients now a growth businessOctober 31, 2020 01:00:00 AM
Medicare Advantage patients are the unlikely focus of a handful of primary-care growth companies, and a few health systems too.
Anthem to pay $594 million in Blues antitrust settlementOctober 28, 2020 09:51:59 AM
Anthem, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan that operates in 14 states, recorded the $594 million charge in the third quarter of 2020, though the settlement still must be approved by a federal court.
Ballad Health hospitals postpone elective procedures amid COVID-19 surgeOctober 26, 2020 04:56:49 PM
Rural hospital chain Ballad Health is poised to postpone elective procedures at three of its Tennessee hospitals following a spike in COVID-19 cases.
New HRAs could cost low-income people their ACA subsidiesOctober 23, 2020 04:18:25 PM
Individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements could lead to higher individual market premiums, loss of employer-sponsored insurance and increased consumer burden, a report found.
Investor scores $100 million payout from bet on insurers' lawsuitsOctober 21, 2020 06:00:00 AM
A specialized investor that bet health insurers would prevail in a challenge over unpaid Affordable Care Act funds is now reaping rewards from the firm's gamble.
CMS approves Georgia's partial Medicaid expansion with work requirementOctober 15, 2020 05:05:11 PM
The federal government approved Georgia's plan to partially expand Medicaid to an additional 65,000 adults on the condition that they work, job-train, volunteer or pursue education for at least 80 hours a month.
UnitedHealth third-quarter earnings decline suggests COVID-19 boon is subsidingOctober 14, 2020 03:21:44 PM
UnitedHealth Group reported lower earnings in the third quarter of 2020 compared with a year ago, suggesting that the period of record profits large health insurers reaped early in the COVID-19 pandemic may have ended.
Fewer Medicare Advantage plans score high quality ratingsOctober 09, 2020 01:09:03 PM
Fewer Medicare Advantage plans scored high quality ratings for their 2021 plans than the year before, according to the latest federal data.