So-called churning--where eligibility changes will occur between Medicaid and health insurance exchanges--is likely to be a major challenge in every state as Affordable Care Act implementation continues, a recent study finds.
The Obama administration has strengthened health insurance protections for same-sex couples and HIV/AIDS patients.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights convened last week to determine if hospitals across the country are violating the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by "dumping" mentally ill and other patients.
An Indiana hospital will form its own independent police department in an effort to ensure officers receive consistent training for the healthcare setting and so the hospital doesn't drain resources from community departments.
Last month, when federal lawmakers--on a bipartisan basis--reached a deal to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate formula, it seemed that it's end finally was at hand. But now, a month later, politics has reared its ugly head and threatens to derail that agreement.
While the imaging volume for Medicare beneficiaries temporarily fell from 2011 to 2012, the level at which these services are being used is still much higher than it was a decade ago.
Federal agents last week raided the corporate headquarters of a New York-based radiology company, seizing records associated with an investigation into allegations that the company engaged in fraud by overbilling Medicare for its services.
The ideal clinical decision support system should reduce healthcare costs, patient radiation exposure and patient evaluation time without compromising healthcare standards or a patient's quality of life, according to an article in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
The top challenge facing mobile health technology innovation and adoption in the U.S. is the lack of federal health agency and healthcare payer reimbursement, according to a new report from the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.
Minnesota's health insurance exchange, which still suffers from functionality and technical problems, could take up to two years to fix. As states consider moving to a state-based marketplace, MNsure's failure can offer lessons on what not to do.