Colorado is the first state to inform residents about potentially disruptions in CHIP coverage if Congress fails to reauthorize the program, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Florida, and Georgia.
The demands of medical residency can make it difficult for women to be pregnant and have children without falling behind in their programs—and that may be exacerbating the gender gap in surgery and other more time-intensive specialties, Rebecca Greenfield and John Tozzi write for Bloomberg.
Kevin Menes, an emergency physician at Sunrise Hospital, recounted to Emergency Physician Monthly how he helmed the hospital's effort to treat patients injured when a gunman opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, killing almost 60 people and injuring more than 500.
The Supreme Court is considering a case challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's inter partes review process, which has support from generic drugmakers and health insurers but is opposed by major drug and technology companies.
Sen. Susan Collins says President Trump has agreed to back two bills intended to bolster the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) exchange markets—which could sway senators who were concerned about a provision included in Senate Republicans' tax reform bill that would eliminate financial penalties under the ACA's individual mandate.