August 14, 2019
About 10.6 million U.S. residents enrolled in Affordable Care Act exchange plans by March 15 of this year, representing a less than 1% decrease when compared with enrollment numbers as of March 15, 2018, according to CMS data released Monday.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday issued a draft recommendation that providers screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, marking the first time the task force has proposed such a recommendation.
Health officials on Monday announced that two experimental treatments appear to have improved the survival rates of patients infected with the Ebola virus, and the treatments now will be offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have contracted the virus.
The number of U.S. patients who were billed for out-of-network care received at in-network hospitals rose between 2010 and 2016—and the costs of those bills increased, as well—according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
August 13, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security on Monday finalized a rule that will allow federal officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits when reviewing their residency applications—a move health care leaders have said could affect immigrants' health.
According to a working paper, bad record-keeping might be the secret to why certain areas of the world seem to have such large concentrations of people who live past 110 years old.
U.S. hospitals and infusion clinics are rationing a medicine approved to treat immune disorders and suspending treatment for many patients who use the drug amid a nationwide shortage.
HHS in guidance released Friday said it will not use rigid standards to determine whether providers who receive Title X family planning funds are complying with a final rule that bars such entities from providing or referring patients for abortion care.
August 12, 2019
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) last week said Republican lawmakers would again seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they gain control of the House and President Trump is re-elected in 2020.
DeepMind has developed an artificial intelligence tool that can predict the onset of acute kidney injury "with a lead time of up to 48 hours," according to a paper published in Nature.
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