Two doctors from Beaumont Health are teaming up to host a podcast to offer healthcare information.
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Over 9 million of our veterans rely on the Veterans Affairs Department for their healthcare. And the quality of VA care is on par with most civilian health systems. Unfortunately, that quality is not distributed evenly.
Some industry stakeholders fear that as private equity firms gobble up more and more healthcare companies, patients will lose out on choice, prices could creep higher and price transparency could decrease if public companies are taken private.
Despite numerous promises to protect such patients, the president now proposes returning to the not-too-distant past when people with cancer, diabetes and chronic heart conditions could only buy healthcare coverage at exorbitant rates—if they could find it at all.
The hospital in September 2016 introduced the oral care bundle, which ensures patients undergoing chemotherapy maintain good oral hygiene to reduce infection risks.
A list of the nation's 20 largest physician staffing firms ranked by number of physician recruiters as of June 2018. Sources: Modern Healthcare reporting and the National Association of Physician Recruiters. Published June 18, 2018, p. 34.
Patients who identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth can now be recognized as such in their EHR, but providers need to handle the matter with sensitivity.
Stakeholders from all sides of the CVS Health-Aetna deal will get a chance to speak their minds during a hearing before California regulators.
The high-profile deaths this month of celebrity designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain pushed suicide into the national spotlight. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation.
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has quieted many of his critics. An unprecedented level of transparency and public disclosure has garnered support from across the industry.
Although a federal appeals court ruled that health insurers aren't entitled to $12.3 billion in unpaid risk-corridor payments, some disappointed insurers indicated they aren't giving up their quest to secure the funds.
Kentucky's Medicaid waiver includes controversial provisions like a work requirement, premium payments and cost-sharing and is slated to go into effect on July 1. The case's outcome could affect the fate of similar Medicaid waivers in several states.
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center reactivated its renowned heart transplant program after a two-week suspension, finding no systemic problems with the program despite several patient deaths this year.
Not-for-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates scored billions of dollars in tax savings from the Trump administration's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which lowered the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% and eliminated the alternative minimum tax.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications from states and territories to score some of the $930 million in grants for opioid prevention and treatment initiatives.
The AMA issued its first-ever policy on what it's calling "augmented intelligence," encouraging the healthcare industry to focus on improving patient outcomes and provider satisfaction.
Occupancy for skilled-nursing properties nationwide fell to 81.6% in the first quarter of 2018, down from 83.7% over the same period in 2017, according to a new report. But the industry remains an active M&A market.
The time has come for two important, but distinct, healthcare conversations to converge in hospital C-suites across America: combating healthcare-associated infections and promoting antibiotic stewardship.
Google seeks new Google Brain employees, the FDA clears the first generic film strip version of Suboxone and salmonella taints Honey Smacks.
The CMS' star ratings have relied heavily on a single measure to determine how well hospitals perform on safety, which dramatically affected overall ratings, according to an analysis by Chicago's Rush University Medical Center.