Hospitals in more than a quarter of the states charge rape victims for all or part of their post-assault exams, Channel 3000 reported.
Although Portland Oregonian sports columnist John Canzano deliberately buried the lede in his profile of Brenda Tracy last week, it was a story that concluded on a far more inspirational note than it began.
Tracy is a 40-year-old manager of a mobile dialysis program for Legacy Health in Oregon, a nurse who also holds an MBA. But she is better known now for identifying herself as the victim of gang rape by four men--three of them college football players--16 years ago. Two of the players were on the Oregon State University roster, and that institution protected their players over her.
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The Government Accountability Office urged the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration in a new report to assess hospitals' reporting of revenue that they can receive from group purchasing organizations to ensure it does not affect Medicare payments.
The year 2014 is shaping up to be the most active in healthcare mergers and acquisitions in decades, the Associated Press reported.
After years of relatively stable annual price increases, the costs of pharmaceuticals are expected to shoot up nearly 12 percent this year, Kaiser Health News has reported.
If there is any chance of containing costs in the healthcare system, patients will have to be vigorous consumers who are curious about how much they pay for their care and advocate for keeping prices in check, Marketwatch reported.
The overuse of imaging services for cardiac patients takes a fiscal toll on both the healthcare system and the patients who undergo them, the American Journal of Managed Care reported.
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More than 450,000 individuals purchased health insurance on Healthcare.gov during the first week of open enrollment, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced during a phone conference Wednesday.