Trump admin begins enforcing Title X family planning rule

The Trump administration on Monday announced that it will immediately start enforcing a final rule that bars health care providers and clinics that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.

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These 5 lifestyle factors could cut your Alzheimer's risk by 60%

Five lifestyle factors could have a significant effect on the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Sunday, while another study, published Sunday in JAMA, found lifestyle changes could lower dementia risk even for those genetically predisposed to the disease.

Do patients fare better when nurses have 4-year degrees?

A patient's chances of being discharged with good neurologic function after an in-hospital cardiac arrest increases when hospitals have a higher share of nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing degree, according to a study published recently in Health Affairs.

97% of MIPS clinicians earned a bonus for 2020—but don't expect a big payout

The number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Advanced Alternative Payment Model track increased from 2017 to 2018, while the number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System decreased, according to preliminary data CMS released Thursday.

Around the nation: When the mother-of-the-bride was too ill to attend the wedding, this couple got married at the hospital's chapel

Abby Poorman held her wedding at UH Cleveland Medical Center, where her mother is hospitalized, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, Ohio, and Virginia.

How Harris, Gillibrand, and Klobuchar want to address high Rx costs

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar, who are seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, have each announced plans to address high prescription drug costs.

How Allina Health is revealing drug prices to patients (and why so many other providers struggle to do so)

While many health systems struggle to implement price transparency tools, Allina Health in Minnesota has successfully implemented a tool that gives physicians real-time information about how much patients' prescriptions will cost, Phil Galewitz reports for NPR's "Shots."

When will you get your next CMS star rating? It could be a while.

CMS will not release updated hospital star ratings in August as expected and is delaying their release until further notice while a panel of experts reviews the methodology and proposes changes, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare.