The federal health insurance exchange website continues to suffer technical problems, private exchange competition continues to grow and partisan bickering continues among among lawmakers. It all...
Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers will have the ability to lower per-case outpatient facility costs under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' calendar year 2014 hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center payment rule.
Nebraska's official auditor has called for reform of that state's Department of Health and Human Services, saying it bungled its programs for aged, blind and disabled healthcare, wasting millions of dollars in the process, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported.
In an article in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Nancy Capello, Ph.D., who is a breast cancer survivor, makes the argument for why density notification laws make for good public policy.
While healthcare reform in Massachusetts--which served as the model for the federal law--increased the number of insured patients, it did not lead to a corresponding spike in ICU utilization, according to a study in the journal Critical Care Medicine.
New research published this week reconfirms that advanced imaging utilization is on a steady decline, after having peaked in the periods immediately before and after the turn of the century. At what point are such reimbursement cuts just too much?
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released its 2014 Medicare Advantage Data Spotlight, which paints a wide-angle picture of the Medicare Advantage landscape facing payers and beneficiaries next year.
Medscape examines three reasons why patients may not sue doctors after a bad outcome,
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether for-profit businesses employing 50 or more people can, on religious grounds, opt out of an Affordable Care Act requirement to cover contraceptives in health benefits plans.
Simultaneously changing both the infrastructure of a health system to support expansive health IT efforts and the methods by which IT tools are deployed is a process that will take time and mature unevenly in different settings, according to new research published online this week in the American Journal of Managed Care.