Everyone in Washington agrees bold action to combat the opioid epidemic is long overdue. Yet the legislation advancing in Congress barely qualifies as a start.
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A nurse from Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., captured second place at the Boston Marathon, only her second marathon.
Evidence-based processes and protocols are used to ensure care is the same across all hospitals at the health systems ranked highest by IBM Watson Health.
A federal judge rejected the government's argument that insurers shouldn't be grouped together in the suit over cost-sharing reduction payments because their alleged damages would vary.
The FDA is encouraging drugmakers to conduct fewer clinical trials on certain proposed medication-assisted therapies for opioid use disorder, saying a streamlined approach will help patients access treatment quicker.
IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems are listed by category in alphabetical order, along with 54 other health systems that together represent the top quintile of the 338 systems in the study. The 15 top systems are also compared in the aggregate based on nine measures, and results are broken down into four categories: National health system performance comparisons, large health system performance comparisons, medium health system performance comparisons, and small health system performance comparisons. Source: Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health. Published April 23, 2018.
Researchers are teaming with states to hone physician and hospital referrals to food-assistance programs as congressional lawmakers clash over SNAP.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has said previously that he would sign the bill to impose work requirements on some people receiving Medicaid benefits.
The American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine have developed a new way to reimburse physicians who treat patients for opioid use disorder.
Lawmakers push strict anti-abortion laws ahead of midterms, U.S. prescription drug spending rises ever so slightly, and big pasta pays pasta researchers.
Emory Healthcare and Walmart are creating an ACO to serve about 10,800 Walmart employees in the Atlanta area. The ACO will include a bundled-payment program for spine surgery and joint replacement.
Gov. Scott Walker said the $200 million reinsurance program would lower premiums by 5% in 2019, a dramatic shift after they increased 44% this year as enrollment dropped and fewer providers offered coverage.
HHS wants to delay implementing several planned changes to federal policy that governs research on people and human biological specimens.
The merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will result in 150 layoffs, according to the combined system's executive chairman. Another 49 empty positions will also be eliminated.
Several medical associations blasted a value-based payment system created by MACRA for potentially causing harm to patients and sparking millions of dollars in financial penalties for providers.
The parent of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois, the state's largest insurer, made more than a billion dollars last year, rebounding after three years of Affordable Care Act-related duress.
Insurers and a private insurance exchange are coming up with ways to increase enrollment in short-term plans in the wake of a proposed rule to extend those plans. But critics fear this could leave the individual market worse off.
New data show that the number of opioid painkiller prescriptions filled in the U.S. experienced their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has ordered three California hospitals to pay out millions of dollars to local not-for-profits, declining their requests to be freed from charity obligations required under state law.