How a physician's family wound up with a $524,600 dialysis bill

When Sovereign Valentine learned he needed immediate dialysis, he and his wife, a physician, couldn't find an in-network option anywhere in their state, Jenny Gold reports for NPR and Kaiser Health News. So he began treatment at an out-of-network facility—only to discover later that an in-network facility existed after all.

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Why Anthem is launching an app with mobile pay (and opening it to non-members)

Anthem this month plans to roll out a mobile app that will allow consumers to schedule and pay for care and even learn potential diagnoses, Anna Wilde Mathews reports for the Wall Street Journal.

5 health care facts that shocked Advisory Board experts

In their day-to-day life of researching today's health care issues and speaking with members, Advisory Board experts come across many interesting health care-related tidbits. They share five of their favorites—along with their implications for society, the health care system, and even your hospital.

HHS won't penalize providers who try to comply with Title X abortion restrictions

HHS on Saturday said it will not penalize providers who are making efforts to comply with a final rule that bars entities that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.

Hahnemann University Hospital is on the verge of closure. Here's what's happening inside the 200-year-old hospital.

Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is winding down after nearly two centuries of service, leaving clinical staff, patients, and medical students at Drexel University, the hospital's long-time partner, uncertain about their futures.

Medicare has overpaid MA insurers billions of dollars—and now, CMS is working to get it back

CMS is preparing to move forward with a proposal to use audits to recoup millions of dollars in overpayments to Medicare Advantage insurers, after it determined insurers overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion over the past three years.

Around the nation: Oregon law now allows students to take 'mental health days'

Student activists spearheaded Oregon's new law, which is one of the first of its kind in the United States, in today's bite-size hospital and health industry news from Michigan, Oregon, and Texas.