Anika Shah, a patient who received chemotherapy at the hospital's Aflac Cancer Center a few days before prom, called the party "breathtaking," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Ohio, and Washington.
Minnesota ranks first in Medscape's annual list of the best places to practice medicine in the United States, which this year focused on places "where physicians can thrive" at work and in their community.
It's well known that the United States outspends other nations on health care (often without better outcomes), but the "best evidence" shows health care "is still very valuable, even at U.S. prices," Austin Frakt, a health care economist, writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
When 19-year-old Aliana Deveza learned that her dying mother's chances of finding a kidney donor were slim, she came up with a risky idea that saved both her mother's and another patient's life—and could change the way transplant centers conduct donations in the future, Lenny Bernstein reports for the Washington Post.
Chris Traylor, CMS' deputy administrator and director of the agency's Center for Medicaid and CHIP, on Friday announced he is stepping down from his role at the end of May, making him the fourth individual to leave the position in the past 18 months.
The debate around so-called "surprise" medical bills has been raging for years, and for most of that time it focused on ways to improve price transparency. But in recent months, the debate has evolved: Insurers, providers, and policymakers are discussing proposals that actually would change the way insurers pay providers for out-of-network care. Still, the House's and Senate's new proposals differ in key ways. Let's take a closer look.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine on Monday introduced a bill to increase from 18 to 21 the minimum age at which U.S. residents can purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.