Political observers question the wisdom of Paul Ryan and other Republicans promising to restructure and cut Medicare and Medicaid heading into the 2018 election campaign.
Growth in ambulatory services including physicians' offices and outpatient clinics accounted for most of the seasonally adjusted nearly 30,000 jobs added to the healthcare sector in November.
The purchases, while relatively small, were done at bargain basement prices below $4 a share.
There appears to be bipartisan support for further delaying the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax, with preference given to Medicare Advantage and individual-market plans.
Officials at the CMS say they are taking multiple steps to address accuracy issues on Hospice Compare and believe the site will be largely free of errors by early next year.
With just a week to go before the ACA's fifth open enrollment comes to an end, experts predict signups will fall short of last year's, thanks to the shortened enrollment period, slashed advertising funds, and premium increases.
San Diego's only cancer-targeting proton treatment center has leveraged an infusion of capital and new leadership to relaunch as California Protons following Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
A recent survey found that in defining high-value care, patients emphasize costs and convenience while doctors see relationships and patient outcomes as better indicators of value.
Since taking over two years ago, Rick Pollack has pushed the American Hospital Association to focus even more energy on lobbying.
A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her.
Either Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever, stealing more than $100 million from the federal healthcare program, or a penny-ante thief who walked off with $64,000.
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