Search Results

Showing results 51 - 60 of 1701.
Sort By: Date ▼

What hospital ombudsmen really do (and why some patients hire their own advocates instead)

October 3, 2019

To navigate an increasingly complex and at times overwhelming health care system, patients are turning to hospital ombudsmen and private patient advocates to navigate their care.

MSSP ACOs saved $739M in 2018, new CMS data shows

October 2, 2019

CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a blog post published Monday in Health Affairs announced that accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $739.4 million in net savings in 2018.

NYT op-ed: In the spending debate, hospitals get an undue pass

October 1, 2019

While politicians often blame drugmakers and insurers for high U.S. health care prices, "hospitals are by far the biggest cost in our $3.5 trillion health care system," Elizabeth Rosenthal, a physician and editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, writes in a New York Times opinion piece.

Premiums, deductibles, and more: How employer-sponsored coverage changed in 2019

September 27, 2019

Annual premiums and deductibles for employer-sponsored health coverage increased faster than both wages and inflation in 2019, according to Kaiser Family Foundation's annual Employer Health Benefits Survey.

The House’s 'surprise bill' fix could cut provider payments by up to 20%, CBO finds

September 24, 2019

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills would reduce in-network provider payment rates and premiums in some markets and generate $21.9 billion in federal savings over a decade, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released last week.

Tennessee has a first-in-the-nation plan to convert Medicaid into a block grant

September 19, 2019

Tennessee on Tuesday released a draft Medicaid waiver proposal to convert the state's Medicaid financing structure from an open-ended federal funding system into a block-grant system.

Why is the US health care system such an outlier? Here's one hypothesis.

September 18, 2019

The U.S. health care system is unique, but some observers say what makes it truly distinct from other health care systems around the globe is the amount patients—including those who are insured—pay out of pocket for care.

How an alleged Groupon scam led these patients to get 'fake Botox'

September 18, 2019

Federal and state officials last week raided a plastic surgery office following accusations that a doctor at the clinic administered non-FDA-approved drugs to patients who purchased certain services through Groupon, adding to growing concerns that Groupon users might be more vulnerable to medical scams.

A federal judge struck down Medicare's site-neutral payment rule

September 18, 2019

A federal judge on Tuesday vacated HHS' site-neutral payment policy that cuts Medicare payment rates for off-campus hospital facilities.

Medical expenses are 'the largest contributor' to poverty, Census report finds

September 17, 2019

Health care expenses were "the largest contributor" to growing U.S. poverty levels from 2017 to 2018, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released this month.

Results Page: [Previous] ... 6 7 8 9 10  ... [Next]