A new study finds provider visits to patient homes post-discharge are linked to reduced readmission rates, Advisory Board lines up everything you need to know about health care reform beyond the Affordable Care Act, and more.
CDC allocated the money to Vermont as part of $12 million in grants the agency is awarding to 23 states and the District of Columbia to fight opioid overdoses, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Michigan, South Dakota, and Vermont.
A draft HHS report says an amendment that would allow insurers that meet certain requirements to sell exchange plans that do not meet the Affordable Care Act's coverage standards would lower premiums and increase enrollment in individual market plans—but some experts are criticizing the report for failing to account for key factors, and an insurance industry trade group has called the amendment "simply unworkable in any form."
Lurie Children's Hospital is launching a new fetal health institute and investing $51 million in new beds to meet blistering demand, Brigid Sweeney writes for Modern Healthcare. So why are at least 15 other hospitals in the Chicago area cutting their pediatric care offerings?
People use smartphones to capture and record many aspects of their lives, and while research suggests many press "record" during their doctor visits, the practice prompts both legal questions and concerns for providers, according to a JAMA viewpoint.
Senate GOP leaders are weighing new Congressional Budget Office estimates for two bills: a "repeal-and-delay" plan that would increase the uninsured population by an estimated 32 million people, and the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would increase the uninsured population by a projected 22 million people.