June 20, 2019
The Annie E. Casey Foundation on Monday released a report that ranks the wellbeing of children in every state. See how your state fared with American Health Line's interactive maps.
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday formally introduced a wide-ranging bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills that would establish a benchmark provider payment rate for out-of-network services, instead of the arbitration process favored by hospital industry groups.
Tufts Medical Center in April 2018 received almost 5,000 scam phone calls in two hours, bringing communications at the hospital to a standstill—and it is not the only health care provider to be hit with such calls.
CMS on Monday proposed a rule intended to streamline Medicare Part D's electronic prior authorization process by circumventing certain HIPAA requirements.
June 17, 2019
The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday released its 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which ranks all 50 states on key measures of health.
June 14, 2019
CMS on Wednesday approved Washington's plan to negotiate value-based drug agreements with the makers of hepatitis C treatments under a subscription-like model.
Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed lawsuits against HHS to block a Trump administration rule that will allow health care workers to deny care to patients based on the workers' religious beliefs.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
June 13, 2019
The United States Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday for the first time recommended that doctors should offer pre-exposure prophylaxis to healthy people at risk of HIV infection.
When Mary Desin, who served as a nurse at UPMC Hamot Hospital for more than 30 years, was pronounced brain dead last month, over 100 hospital staff lined the hospital halls to honor her decision to be an organ donor.
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