A group of 20 Republican states in the a lawsuit claim that, by zeroing out the tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, a recently enacted tax reform law has rendered the individual mandate, and by extension the entire health reform law, unconstitutional.
Apple this spring plans to roll out its own onsite clinics for employees, CNBC reports—with plans for a subsidiary to hire doctors, and job postings promising "stunning, state-of-the-art medical centers."
If he passes his medical exam in May, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, wants to have "MD" added to the back of his uniform, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.
Daniel Jernigan, director of CDC's Influenza Division, says, "It has been a tough season so far this year, but … we're actually seeing visits to doctors' offices, emergency departments, and outpatient clinics beginning to drop, so it looks like the peak of the season may actually be behind us."
Medical dramas like "Grey's Anatomy" create unrealistic expectations for patients and families about trauma care and recovery—which could have repercussions for patient satisfaction, according to a study published last week in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care.
President Trump tells governors that policymakers are "going to have to start talking about mental institutions" because the United States currently has "nothing between a prison and leaving" individuals identified as potentially dangerous in their homes—but some states and advocates say a Medicaid policy change might be more effective.
ED providers at St. Joseph's Health in New Jersey are prescribing significantly fewer opioids than they did a year ago due to an internal culture shift and a new program that emphasizes opioid alternatives such as dry needling and lidocaine ointment, Hansi Lo Wang reports for NPR's "Shots."
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