The Obama administration and insurers oppose a proposal that hospitals buy their sickest and poorest patients health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, in fear it would create even more difficulties in the new healthcare exchange, The Financial Times reported.
The percentage of Americans who believe it is not the government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare is at a record high, according to Gallup.
In response to the financial pressures facing hospitals, the non-profit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has altered its business strategy to operate more like a venture capital firm, Fortune reports.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates on Monday directed the AMA to urge Congress to repeal Medicare's payment formula, the sustainable growth rate,before the end of the year.
Fixes to the troubled HealthCare.gov website appear to be working and the error rate is now less than 1 percent, according to a key White House official. The system is currently handling 20,000 to 25,000 users at a time.
Some new moms are debating whether to room in with their babies after childbirth or have them placed in nurseries, a constant back-and-forth between hospitals and mothers who might want to rest or aren't breastfeeding their children, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Healthcare jobs are high on the list of fastest-growing U.S. occupations, according to Career Builder,despite the latest Altarum Institute report that shows job growth in the healthcare sector slowed in October.
In a state where patient falls are one of the leading causes of death and injuries in healthcare facilities, some Connecticut hospitals are monitoring patients extra closely to prevent falls and keep patients safe, CTpost.com reported.
Yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, may hold the answer to reducing life-threatening Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections, the Wall Street Journal reports.
A new measurement tool can help assess the quality of relationships patients form with their clinicians and could play a part in improving patient care, according to a new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
In an era of healthcare reform, the industry can achieve higher quality care and better outcomes for patients by closing and consolidating low-volume hospitals, according to an article by Robert Pearl, M.D., a contributor to Forbes.
An MTV show that follows travel nurses is getting mixed reviews from healthcare industry leaders.
President Barack Obama will nominate Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., founder and president of Doctors for America, a group that advocated for the Affordable Care Act before it was passed in 2010, as surgeon general, according to a White House announcement.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its second round of penalties and bonuses to hospitals under the Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the former outnumber the latter.
In light of recent shooting rampages that have occurred anywhere from a movie theater, an elementary school and a Navy yard, many hospitals in the Boston area are developing protocols for a "Code Silver," or active shooter situation, WBUR reports.
President Barack Obama, under the threat of Democrats abandoning their support on key elements of his signature healthcare reform law, announced today that he will keep the promise he made to the country and individuals won't lose their existing insurance under the Affordable Care Act--at least for another year.
Many surgeons feel emotionally affected by surgical complications and want more support, a new study published in the British Journal of Surgery said.
Hospitals' "sticker prices" are padding outlier payments, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General.
With an aging population and expanded insurance coverage under healthcare reform creating more demand for services and threatening to worsen the projected primary care provider shortage, the governor of New Mexico wants to launch a $220,000 marketing campaign to recruit nurses from other states to work in the Land of Enchantment, according to the Associated Press.