House Republicans plan to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's willingness to delay penalties associated with the employer mandate, reports the Los Angeles Times.
As the health insurance and pharma industries clash over the cost of hepatitis C drugs, a new report finds the high-priced meds will drive up Medicare Part D spending by about $2.9 billion to $5.8 billion next year.
Hospital staff and administration work hard to earn a place in the U.S. News and World Report 's Best Hospital rankings each year, but those same hospitals then pay the publication if they want to use the "Best Hospitals" logo in advertising, according to WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
The median length of time Medicare patients spent in hospice care in 2012 was only 19 days, according to a report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Yet for patients with serious illnesses to receive extra care, they must agree to forgo receiving treatment for their disease.
An increasing number of hospitals try to reduce the extreme fear that patients often have from the thought of being enclosed inside scanning equipment, a condition that healthcare professionals refer to as "scanxiety," according to SFGate.
If you host a party, chances are you miss most of the good stuff. After all, your hands are full, you're focused on not dropping the h'ordeurvres and making sure you interact with each and every guest. If something pulls your attention away from any one of these tasks, there could quite literally be a fire in the kitchen.
A federal appeals court ruled St. Luke's Health System in Idaho can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while fighting a ruling that found the acquisition in violation of antitrust laws, according to the Associated Press.
Standardized rules surrounding the amount of painkillers physicians may prescribe for specific surgeries and conditions is a critical factor in addressing the deadly epidemic of painkiller abuse, and a new task force in Massachusetts will work toward that change and more, the Boston Herald reported.
A newly opened hospital in Texas bets that the facility designed by physicians to provide patients with the ultimate patient- centered experience will give it an edge in the marketplace, Healthcare Finance News re ports.
As care coordination gains popularity in the healthcare industry, especially within accountable care organizations, healthcare leaders must ensure their teams of doctors, nurses and staff use the most efficient communication processes possible to protect their patients and organizations' bottom lines.