Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday formally introduced a wide-ranging bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills that would establish a benchmark payment rate that insurers would be required to pay providers for out-of-network services, instead of the arbitration process favored by hospital industry groups.
After Arkansas implemented Medicaid work requirements, thousands of adults lost their health insurance and unemployment among Medicaid-eligible adults rose, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Ryu took over as interim president and CEO last December, following David Feinberg's departure to Google, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
Glassdoor on Tuesday released its annual Employees' Choice Awards list, which recognizes CEOs who have received the highest employee ratings on the career website. Six hospital and health system CEOs made the list.
California recently launched a multi-million dollar effort to test whether mobile apps can make mental health treatment accessible, and perhaps one day prevent a crisis before it occurs—but early testing suggests that privacy concerns as well as issues that stymie conventional mental health treatments present obstacles to success, Benedict Carey reports for the New York Times.
Even though buying drugs in Canada could be illegal under FDA guidelines, one group of patients is choosing to publicize their trips in order to shine a spotlight on high insulin prices, Emily Rauhala reports for the Washington Post.
Research shows that a small percentage of U.S. doctors are responsible for a disproportionate number of medical malpractice claims, but "very little" is done to prevent these doctors from continuing to practice, Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician, writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."