Some at-risk adults end up languishing in hospitals because they have no family to take care of them or a facility willing to take them in due to a lack of space, finances, or appropriate scope of care.
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State officials say an overhaul is needed to improve mobile crisis response, incorporate local mental health services that already exist and, more broadly, put separate people in charge of financial and clinical decisions.
The shooting Monday at Chicago's Mercy Hospital and Medical Center again highlighted healthcare settings' vulnerability to violent acts. A growing number of providers are taking steps to make their facilities more secure from such events.
The FDA hired a research firm to find out if its current process for approving or denying human testing request needs to be revamped.
Hospitals are using TV spots to attract lucrative patients into their hospitals as healthcare costs and industry competition escalate. Some institutions use them to build national and international brands on niche but high-priced health services.
The Deerfield, Ill.-based pharmacy and Louisville, Ky.-based insurance giant are discussing a variety of strategic ventures, including taking equity stakes in each other.
The CMS is seeking to improve quality of care at nursing homes via a new safety training effort.
New York state's health department is launching a pilot program expanding Medicaid coverage to doula services in an effort to reduce childbirth complications for women and babies.
Attorneys say whether a not-for-profit health system qualifies as a governmental entity that's exempt from federal rules on pension plans is still a gray area.
Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell four South Carolina hospitals.
Ascension reported higher proportions of publicly insured patients and dips in some volume metrics in the quarter ended Sept. 30 amid its transformation from being an inpatient to an outpatient provider.
The study assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease to visit with a second-year medical student for 45 minutes after seeing their physician. That one-on-one session measurably improved patients' attitudes and abilities in self-managing their care.
The CMS wants to make sure it's using the right quality measures to track care given by home health agencies, which costs the agency around $18 billion every year.
New York-Presbyterian is struggling to reach an agreement to remain in the Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield network. If the two sides can't agree before Jan. 1, New York-Presbyterian estimates that about 300,000 patients could face higher charges next year.
A group of former Atrium Health employees are suing the system, claiming it has cheated thousands of employees out of pension benefits and caused them to pay more for services it rendered through the network established by the health plan it co-owns.
The partnership, which marked the clinic's first heavy play in the insurance business, vastly exceeded expectations in the first year, securing what they estimate to be a 15% share of the individual market in the 2018 open enrollment season.
The ECRI Institute on Monday launched its much-anticipated online repository for clinical guidelines. Officials hope the website will replace the federal government's National Guideline Clearinghouse, which shut down in July.
Community Health Systems has settled a lawsuit against the former CEO of its Fort Wayne, Ind., subsidiary, Lutheran Health Network, more than a year after it alleged the CEO used confidential information to lure a competitor to the Fort Wayne area.
Independent pharmacists in New York are calling for a state investigation into the practices of pharmacy benefit managers—the companies that negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers and employers. They blame the PBMs for forcing owners to close up shop.
Seema Verma pushes telehealth, hospitals up their advertising game and Japanese authorities arrest the Nissan chairman.