Massachusetts has become perhaps the first state to take the next step into price transparency, mandating health insurers to post the costs of a variety of medical procedures for their enrollees, Kaiser Health News has reported.
The most memorable scene in the iconic film "Network" is when Howard Beale, the deeply troubled news anchorman, exhorts viewers to shout "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
The nation's hospitals may be nearing their Howard Beale moment with patients.
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The VHA has created Mid-American Service Solutions, which is focused on Midwestern acute care facilities and has about 120 in its purchasing group altogether, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
Will the Affordable Care Act actually add to the deficit in the coming years? Congressional Republicans, according to a recent Forbes op-ed piece, are now asserting the ACA will add $131 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade, negating promises made by President Barack Obama.
A shared office of the chief executive officer is the key to a smooth merger between two of New Jersey's leading hospital systems, NJ Biz has reported.
Medicaid enrollment has surged between October 2013 and the end of this August, rising by nearly 9 million overall. That has boosted total enrollment in the Medicaid program by 14.7 percent.
Hospitals now can purchase insurance to indemnify themselves from any issues surrounding the Ebola virus, according to Healthcare Dive.
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Alleged and proven healthcare fraud made headlines recentlywith the indictment and convictions of mental health service providers in Texas.
With healthcare breaches becoming routine, there's a thriving black market for medical identity information. And criminals are using the information in a variety of ways, according to a Fortune article.