A provision in the 2010 health law required these hospitals to justify their tax exemption by demonstrating involvement in community health. Repeal, replace or repair could stall that momentum.
For patients killed or maimed by medical errors, doctors and hospitals still often deny wrongdoing. But newer programs offering prompt disclosure of medical errors, an apology and compensation for them or their families are growing.
Not being officially admitted — a status known as observation care — can have financial consequences for beneficiaries, and patients had often complained they were not informed.
Under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals made a high-stakes trade of massive cuts in federal aid in exchange for millions of newly insured customers. Now that deal is in jeopardy.
Hospice groups are teaming up with specially trained paramedics to deal with common problems that worried patients or families incorrectly think need hospital care.
San Mateo Medical Center is among hundreds of safety-net hospitals in California and across the country that stand to lose big if the federal government slashes support for Medicaid and insurance exchanges.
In remote parts of Montana, the Affordable Care Act has meant better health care for Native Americans and more job opportunities.
A Harvard health policy expert faced a racing heartbeat and $6,000 deductible on his insurance plan. What did he do?
With announcements of placements in residencies expected in March, medical education groups and hospitals say they’re unsure how to proceed.
One part of the federal health law gave hospitals financial incentives to improve patient care. Some invested big to make those changes and are worried about what losing that support would mean.
More hospitals, including Montefiore Medical Center in New York, are setting up support centers to help stressed-out family members cope.
Some lesser known provisions of the health law — things like calorie counts, lifetime limits and breast-feeding support — could be rolled back by repeal.
La Ley de Cuidado de salud Asequible afectó las primas y la cobertura de condiciones preexistentes. Pero el texto de más de 2.000 páginas contiene provisiones que afectan a diario a los estadounidenses.
It’s unclear what will become of some of the rules and regulations advanced by the 2010 health law as Republicans in Congress work to dismantle the sweeping measure.
The Affordable Care Act, which President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal, threw a number of life-savers to rural hospitals, which are vital but financially troubled centers. And its full repeal, without a comparable and viable replacement, could signal their death knell.
One terminally ill man’s hope to be disconnected from his respirator and donate his organs was almost thwarted, despite his best laid plans.
Un estudio publicado en la revista JAMA revela que las doctoras suelen tener mejores resultados de salud con sus pacientes, aunque tienen salarios más bajos, y menos beneficios que los hombres.
Medicare reduced payments to 769 hospitals in the program, punishing facilities that have high rates of patient injuries, including infections, blood clots, falls and bed sores. This year, federal officials also added the prevalence of two dangerous bacteria.
As Medicare considers paying for knee replacement procedures outside the hospital, doctors debate patient choice and the potential for post-operation complications.
Hospitals rarely help patients find the best nursing home. When they do advise, hospitals sometimes push their own facilities.