A group of Democratic state officials and the Democratic-led U.S. House on Friday filed separate legal briefs asking the Supreme Court to immediately take up a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
The company operates primary care clinics in nine markets under a membership model designed to offer faster care, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
It's not uncommon for U.S. patients to wait in the ED for several hours for an inpatient bed to become available, but the practice, known as "boarding," can hinder patient care, Clayton Dalton and Daniel Tonellato, resident physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital, write in an opinion piece for NPR's "Shots."
When Katy Mathes and six of her family members learned they had a mutation on a BRCA gene that significantly raised their risk of breast cancer they underwent major surgery. But years later, the genetic testing company lowered the family's odds of getting the disease, Amy Dockser Marcus reports for the Wall Street Journal.
A recent ProPublica investigation suggests that New Jersey's School Employees' Health Benefits Program "pays out-of-network providers virtually whatever they want," raising questions about whether providers are targeting teachers to benefit from this "lucrative" arrangement.
Almost 50% of adults can't identify the five most common heart attack symptoms, putting them at higher risk for adverse outcomes such as heart damage and heart failure, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma released the final details of MACRA participation and performance for 2018 in a blog post Monday. Advisory Board's Ye Hoffman and Julia Connell explain what the results mean—and why providers shouldn't be distracted by them.