Guest post by Alan Sager In 1960, 42 acute care hospitals with 8,000 beds served Detroit's 1.7 million residents. But only four hospitals with 2,700 beds survived to serve 700,000 residents in...
Two for-profit corporations could run facilities in the state under a pilot program proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Efforts to crackdown on Medicaid fraud have led to positive results in New York and Missouri, where the states collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and obtained a variety of criminal convictions.
The New York insurance department has slashed insurers' premium rate requests so much that it will save consumers $500 million this year.
As the northeast continues to clean up after Hurricane Sandy, health insurers stepped up to help their members during this stressful time.
Medicaid payments to care for New York's disabled population will be cut by about $1 billion a year to make up for past overpayments, reported the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle .
Insurers operating in New York could be facing a new competitor--universities. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a new pilot program that allows colleges to directly insure their students.
Narcotics officials have made 98 arrests in New York. State legislators unanimously passed the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) this week, making it the first state to mandate physicians set to prescribe schedule II, III or IV controlled substances to look at a patient's prescription history online beforehand.
Doctors in New York will be required to issue electronic prescriptions for painkillers within three years and will have to check patient records online before doing so after state legislators unanimously passed the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) this week.
It was exciting to see the creation this week of the New York Digital Health Accelerator in New York. The New York State Department of Health, the New York City Investment Fund and the New York