The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan have filed a lawsuit accusing a Catholic health system with more than 80 hospitals nationwide of denying appropriate emergency care to women suffering pregnancy complications.
Because of flawed payment incentives, Medicare paid skilled nursing facilities $1.1 billion more than it needed to in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to a new government agency report.
Since last year's outbreak of Ebola, many U.S. hospitals have renovated rooms and increased training to handle a potential case, but Texas Children's Hospital has taken a step beyond and built a separate isolation unit.
Some of the most highly compensated healthcare and academic leaders in the country also pad their incomes as members of the boards of publicly-traded healthcare companies, raising conflict of interest concerns, according to a new study.
Though divestitures are common in large-scale acquisitions, Anthem does not expect to have to make any as it closes its merger with Cigna, according to a newly released piece from Policy and Regulatory Report.
As today begins the transition to the new ICD-10 medical codes, health insurance companies are anticipating potential billing problems as a result of the transition.
As leaders on both sides of the political spectrum have begun to oppose the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax that will go into effect in 2018, the American public appears to dislike the provision as well.
During the third of three recent hearings on consolidation in the healthcare industry, representatives from the provider community made it clear that they are not going to let the pending health insurer mergers go down without a fight.
There are major privacy concerns about workplace wellness programs that share employees' information with outside vendors, according to a report by Kaiser Health News.
Continuous communication and education, particularly for coders, will be key to ensuring a successful transition to ICD-10, according to various stakeholders speaking this week at the American Healthcare Information Management Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.