Massachusetts is gradually rolling out a price transparency law, but patient advocates have raised some concerns that insurers have set up obstacles that make it difficult for patients to receive...
Two Ohio public policy advocate groups and a Cleveland-area labor union have criticized the Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals healthcare systems, claiming both are affecting the state's largest school system because they do not pay any taxes, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
As the Dec. 23 deadline to obtain insurance gets closer, Aetna is sharing lessons from the health insurance exchange trenches. The trickier-than-expected exchange rollout showed Aetna it had to accept exceptions as the standard, such as multiple transactions by the same member on the same day.
Hospitals that give their pharmacists a lead role in medication reconciliation experience fewer errors and more accurate, up to date and comprehensive patient information during the admission and discharge process, according to new research, MedPageToday reports.
Hospital groups, taken by surprise by late Tuesday's proposal to extend sequester cuts to Medicare until 2023 in order to slash the federal deficit by about $23 million, say they will work to reverse the changes in 2014, The Hill reports.
Following repairs to the HealthCare.gov website, President Barack Obama's approval ratings have bounced back from an all-time low last month to pre-open enrollment levels, according to the latest poll from the New York Times and CBS News.
States aren't doing an adequate job of providing consumers with accessible information regarding physician quality, according to a report card from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) proposed a deficit savings plan that cuts fund to Medicare providers, a move that healthcare industry experts and critics strongly oppose, CNN reported.
Less than two weeks after the Obama administration met its self-imposed deadline to improve HealthCare.gov, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called for the inspector general to examine the site's development.
Accidental overdoses from prescription painkillers have quadrupled over the past decade, creating a catch-22 for physicians who must determine the best way to treat patients suffering from severe pain.