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Uncertainty over federal standards for these cost-saving programs could trigger different perks for employees, and change what they must do to qualify. [Read More]
When Drew Calver had a heart attack last year, his health plan paid nearly $56,000 for the 44-year-old's emergency hospital stay at St. David's Medical... [Read More]
Hospitals are energy hogs. With their 24/7 lighting, heating and water needs, they use up to five times more energy than a fancy hotel. Executives... [Read More]
Hospitals are energy hogs. [Read More]
Medicare pays hundreds of millions of dollars each year for prescription creams, gels and lotions made-to-order by pharmacies — mainly as pain treatments. But a... [Read More]
After her kidneys failed from the same illness that took the lives of her mother and brother, Anne Rupp went on dialysis in May 2016,... [Read More]
Medicare pays hundreds of millions of dollars each year for prescription creams, gels and lotions made-to-order by pharmacies – mainly as pain treatments. But a... [Read More]
Hospitals are energy hogs. With their 24/7 lighting, heating and water needs, they use up to five times more energy than a fancy hotel. [Read More]
The planned expansion of short-term health plans under a new Trump administration rule unveiled this week is on a crash course with a brick wall... [Read More]
The administration says these plans, which can now last as long as 12 months, will give consumers another less-pricey insurance option. Critics say the new... [Read More]
How should painkillers be prescribed amid a nationwide opioid crisis? A new approach out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine suggests matching dosage to specific... [Read More]
What's the right painkiller prescription to send home with a patient after gallbladder surgery or a cesarean section? That question is front and center as... [Read More]
The Trump administration issued the final rule on association health plans, which supporters say will make coverage more affordable for some employees but led others... [Read More]
A surgeon's search for guidelines to tell doctors how many — or few — opioids to prescribe, depending on the procedure that will produce the... [Read More]
The Trump administration says the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with pre-existing conditions should be declared unconstitutional. It declines to defend key provisions in... [Read More]
The Trump administration is arguing that since Congress is repealing the penalty for not having insurance, the federal health law's protection for people who have... [Read More]
Kaiser Health News picked the top 10 most-advertised drugs by spending, courtesy of a list from Kantar Media, which advises clients on advertising and tracks... [Read More]
A provision of this massive legislation would provide funding to help agricultural groups set up association health plans — a longtime GOP-favored mechanism to reduce... [Read More]
A provision now in the House's bill would help agricultural groups set up association health plans. Such plans, favored alternatives of the GOP, aim to... [Read More]
When a routine physical revealed mildly elevated blood-sugar levels, Michael Phillips was strongly encouraged to sign up for a diabetes self-management class. Phillips never asked... [Read More]
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