President Donald Trump last week signed an executive order to exempt health plans offered by trade and professional associations from the same coverage requirements as those offered by small businesses and on the individual market. Many fear such a move would drive up premiums for other...
The mass shooting in Las Vegas last week put the spotlight once again on firearm safety in the U.S.
Fall is here and so is flu season, which typically stretches from October to April. Five percent to 20% of the U.S. population is hit with the virus annually and roughly 200,000 people are hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Driven by new care and payment models, a growing number of healthcare organizations are starting to take a hard look at how they can influence factors outside the delivery system—social determinants—to impact community health.
The number of Americans without health insurance continued to fall in 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Last year, 28.1 million people, or 8.8% of the U.S. population, were uninsured for the entire year, down from 29 million people, or 9.1% of the population in 2015.
The numbers tell one story, but what's behind them might be something entirely different. For the first time since the CMS started releasing inpatient claims and payment data, sepsis topped the list as the most common condition or procedure.
Houston's hospitals were well-prepared for Hurricane Harvey. In the past 10 years, hospitals in disaster-prone areas across the country have implemented both structural and operational safeguards to keep patients and staffers safe and prevent major damage.
Many of the nation's youngest residents have been returning to classrooms over the past few weeks. But studies show that despite 2.8 million children under the age of 18 gaining health insurance between 2010 and 2015, access to basic services remains out of reach for many.
Maybe check with your coders or optometrist. H31.023 is the ICD-10 code for solar retinopathy, or injury to the retinal tissue that typically comes from sun-gazing or, um, viewing an eclipse without the right protection. Knowing the code may come in handy this week.
Physicians and nurses are stressed. Since 2013, Medscape's annual lifestyle survey has tracked a 25% spike in physician burnout rates. Other studies suggest that more than half of all nurses are burned out.
Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."
After another round of setbacks, congressional Republicans must regroup and assess their options for repealing, replacing or keeping the Affordable Care Act. They'll need to weigh a number of policy--and political--decisions.