California's health insurance exchange, Covered California, is spending $45 million in ads encouraging residents to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans—more than four times what the federal government is spending on the federal exchange, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Michigan, and Texas.
Nearly half of all cancer deaths and more than 40% of cancer cases are attributable to potentially modifiable lifestyle factors, according to a study published Tuesday by researchers at the American Cancer Society.
The U.S. health insurance system is one of the most complex in the world, so we don't blame you if you need a refresher on the basics. Read this post to get an overview of all the different payers, methods of reimbursement, various forms of cost-sharing, and some of the most common types of plans on the market.
Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for certain common conditions fare slightly better post-discharge if treated by their primary care physician (PCP) rather than a hospitalist, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Parkland Memorial Hospital has cut its ED discharge wait time from an average of 52 minutes down to 31 minutes over the course of eight months—thanks to some help from car manufacturer Toyota, Naomi Martin writes for Dallas News.