When Sovereign Valentine learned he needed immediate dialysis, he and his wife, a physician, couldn't find an in-network option anywhere in their state, Jenny Gold reports for NPR and Kaiser Health News. So he began treatment at an out-of-network facility—only to discover later that an in-network facility existed after all.
Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is winding down after nearly two centuries of service, leaving clinical staff, patients, and medical students at Drexel University, the hospital's long-time partner, uncertain about their futures.
In their day-to-day life of researching today's health care issues and speaking with members, Advisory Board experts come across many interesting health care-related tidbits. They share five of their favorites—along with their implications for society, the health care system, and even your hospital.
CMS is preparing to move forward with a proposal to use audits to recoup millions of dollars in overpayments to Medicare Advantage insurers, after it determined insurers overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion over the past three years.
HHS on Saturday said it will not penalize providers who are making efforts to comply with a final rule that bars entities that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.