CMS on Wednesday announced 754,967 individuals signed up for federal exchange plans during the second week of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, bringing total federal exchange plan signups to 932,049 so far.
In 2018, 63-year-old Tom Saputo underwent a life-saving double lung transplant, but while the operation was fully covered, the episode left him with an unexpected $11,524.79 bill, Anna Almendrala reports for Kaiser Health News. Here's what happened.
The Drug Enforcement Administration says it needs the data to investigate two Colorado pharmacies that may have broken the law when dispensing opioids and other medications, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Idaho, and New York.
A second federal appeals court last week reversed a lower court's ruling and upheld a 2017 rule that changed how CMS calculates Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments to ensure providers are not doubly compensated for care costs covered by third-party insurers.
The rate of hospital-acquired pressure injuries has continued to rise while other hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) have fallen, prompting some providers to question whether federal regulators are taking the right approach to reduce incidence rates, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare.
Americans are citing health care, mass shootings, and the presidential election as significant sources of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey released last week.