Lower Merion Police Detective Sergeant Michael Vice said the case "is the first time we have encountered this type of theft," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, during a campaign event on Monday called for allowing all U.S. residents to have the option to buy into Medicare, highlighting a divide among Democratic policymakers and presidential candidates over whether to shift the United States to a single-payer health system.
Overtreatment is a pervasive problem in American medicine, and some research suggests that the practice roots itself in doctors' habits early in their medical careers, Mara Gordon, a family physician, writes for NPR's "Shots." That's why Johns Hopkins Hospital and is training residents not to overtreat, Gordon writes.
Forbes has released its ranking of "America's Best Large Employers" and "America's Best Midsize Employers" for 2019. Find out which companies made the list—including the top employers among health care providers, insurers, biotech companies, and more.
The Supreme Court last week heard oral arguments in a case that challenges Wisconsin's "implied consent" law, which assumes all drivers automatically consent to a blood draw when they get behind the wheel, even if they are unconscious.
Nonprofit and public hospitals last year showed signs of stable profitability—with revenue growth outpacing expense growth for the first time since fiscal year 2015, according to a preliminary analysis released Thursday by Moody's Investors Service.
The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft HHS spending bill for fiscal year 2020 that calls for a total of $99 billion in funding for HHS, including $50 million in funding for research on gun violence—the first time an HHS appropriations bill has included funding for gun violence research since 1996.