While the 21st Century Cures Act was put into law in late 2016, lawmakers have only begun to see what the initiative can do to advance cutting-edge healthcare and promote the nation's overall health.
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Like its namesake, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital isn't satisfied standing pat. The Hollywood, Fla., hospital is adding floors and has been pushing northward, expanding its services to Palm Beach County. New CEO Caitlin Beck Stella talks about the hospital's growth strategy.
An Apple Watch-based app captures patient-provider interactions and recommends billing codes. For some doctors, it shaves more than an hour of administrative work off their day.
Shuttled between prison and the healthcare system, AIDS patient Johnny Wells' story is symbolic of the cracks that exist in a fractured Medicaid program.
A Mississippi state senator has introduced a bill to expand Medicaid every year since Obamacare went into effect, but so far it's been off the table. The 2019 governor's race could change the picture.
Advocates say the single biggest factor in expanding Medicaid in balky states has been the election of a governor who supports it.
One hundred years ago this month, the “mother of all pandemics was sweeping the world. The flu pandemic, caused by an airborne H1N1 virus, killed an estimated 1% to 2% of the world's population, primarily young and often healthy adults in 1918 and 1919.
The healthcare industry is using financial assistance programs, employee ownership models and partnering with academic institutions to cope with high turnover along with simultaneous labor shortages.
The Stark law is a 1980s-era policy originally intended to protect Medicare beneficiaries from excessive costs and other potential harms. However, we've seen this law driving up costs and creating additional, unnecessary regulatory burdens for healthcare providers.
There are 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions who would struggle to get quality, affordable health insurance, if not for the protections in the Affordable Care Act. It is imperative for President Donald Trump to stop sabotaging the ACA.
To reduce the stigma of mental illness among African-Americans, professor Ruth C. White urges a two-pronged approach: focus on changing perceptions and making culturally competent care more accessible.
Outdated policy and a lack of political will is holding back the widespread deployment of telehealth. Barriers include insufficient federal funding for telehealth infrastructure, inconsistent licensing requirements, lack of broadband internet in rural communities and needless bureaucracy.
The Office of Management and Budget is taking a look at a proposed rule aiming to end the practice of data-blocking.
Connected devices are a boon to patients but only if they're impermeable to hackers.
Healthcare costs are too high. Families are grappling with double- and triple-digit increases in health insurance premiums and rising out-of-pocket expenses. A growing percentage of our nation's gross domestic product is consumed by healthcare costs—far more than other developed countries. We need solutions.
While congressional Republicans have spent the 115th Congress repeatedly attacking a law that protects tens of millions of Americans, the New Mexico state Legislature took a bipartisan step forward by approving a measure to study how a Medicaid buy-in program could strengthen healthcare in the state.
Looking to “big government” for answers to skyrocketing healthcare costs may be some politicians' solution, but that only results in giving the American people more frustration and fewer options—along with still-expensive healthcare.
The 115th Congress on the State of Healthcare, a collection of commentaries from members of Congress, is intentionally timed close to the midterm elections this year. In just over a month, voters will take to the polls to decide whether the Senate and House will remain controlled by Republicans.
The need to tame healthcare spending and stay on top of potential competition has led health insurers to pair up with nontraditional partners. Here's how the five dominant national insurers are reshaping themselves and the industry.
Congress has the ability—and the responsibility—to play a larger role in destigmatizing all addictions, including opioid use disorders, as part of our work to improve the behavioral healthcare system.