Why lawmakers keep ignoring 'the worst example of surprise billing'

At the state and federal-level, lawmakers are considering bills to address "surprise" out-of-network medical bills, but their efforts largely ignore one of the main sources of these bills: ground ambulances, Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz report for the New York Times' "The Upshot."

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How one chart, 19 years ago, drove the myth that cellphones cause cancer

In 2000, Bill Curry, a consultant and physicist, presented two reports supposedly showing a link between wireless signals and brain cancer, but while his conclusion has since been debunked, the myth of the connection remains pervasive today, William Broad reports for the New York Times.

Did your best employee just quit? Maybe that's a good thing.

Employers often "go to great lengths" to keep high performers from moving to a competitor, but a recent study suggests employees who hop between companies can actually have a mutual benefit for their future and former employers, the study's authors, Stefan Wagner and Martin Goossen, write in Harvard Business Review.

Charted: The dramatic rise in telehealth claims in the last 4 years

Private insurance claims for telehealth services surged between 2014 and 2018, according to a new white paper from Fair Health.

Around the nation: Nurse dives into river to save drowning driver

"I didn't have the option of waiting for 911 because with the response time, the car would have been underwater," nurse Andrew Lunn said, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

HHS teams up with Pentagon on $100M initiative to create antibiotics to fight superbugs

HHS and the Department of Defense under a new partnership with pharmaceutical company VenatoRx will invest up to $100 million to help develop an antibiotic that can treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the departments announced Monday.

Here's the Senate's big, controversial plan to lower Rx costs

Senate Finance Committee leaders on Tuesday introduced a sweeping bill aimed at lowering prescription drug costs by changing various Medicare and Medicaid policies, but the bill quickly drew criticism from congressional Republicans and the pharmaceutical industry.

Indian Health Services hospitals are putting patients' health at risk, investigators find

Major issues at Indian Health Service hospitals have led to unsafe conditions for patients, risky opioid prescribing practices, and information technology vulnerabilities, according to two reports released Monday by HHS' Office of Inspector General.