$677 for acupuncture? Here's what happens when a plan pays 'virtually whatever they want.'

A recent ProPublica investigation suggests that New Jersey's School Employees' Health Benefits Program "pays out-of-network providers virtually whatever they want," raising questions about whether providers are targeting teachers to benefit from this "lucrative" arrangement.

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Do you know these 5 signs of a heart attack? (Nearly half of Americans don't.)

Almost 50% of adults can't identify the five most common heart attack symptoms, putting them at higher risk for adverse outcomes such as heart damage and heart failure, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Why more hospitals are 'boarding' ED patients for 2+ hours

It's not uncommon for U.S. patients to wait in the ED for several hours for an inpatient bed to become available, but the practice, known as "boarding," can hinder patient care, Clayton Dalton and Daniel Tonellato, resident physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital, write in an opinion piece for NPR's "Shots."

98% of MIPS clinicians earned a bonus for 2020—but don't expect a big payout

CMS Administrator Seema Verma released the final details of MACRA participation and performance for 2018 in a blog post Monday. Advisory Board's Ye Hoffman and Julia Connell explain what the results mean—and why providers shouldn't be distracted by them.

Around the nation: One Medical files for IPO

The company operates primary care clinics in nine markets under a membership model designed to offer faster care, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The 2019-2020 flu season so far, charted

According to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 'The initial indicators indicate this ... is going to be a bad season.'

'I would have had another kid': How an imperfect gene test led to major surgery—and big regrets

When Katy Mathes and six of her family members learned they had a mutation on a BRCA gene that significantly raised their risk of breast cancer they underwent major surgery. But years later, the genetic testing company lowered the family's odds of getting the disease, Amy Dockser Marcus reports for the Wall Street Journal.

Democrats seek immediate SCOTUS review of ACA case

A group of Democratic state officials and the Democratic-led U.S. House on Friday filed separate legal briefs asking the Supreme Court to immediately take up a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act.