Federal data suggest that many smokers aren’t confessing to their tobacco habit to avoid paying higher health care premiums, thwarting insurers.
Maryland proposes an innovative program to temporarily enroll former inmates in Medicaid with few questions asked.
Many Americans believe the U.S. isn’t doing enough to fight prescription painkiller and heroin abuse, reports a Kaiser Family Foundation poll out Tuesday.
The problem won’t be fixed until September, though the state’s congressional delegation calls for quick action.
The problems persist even after Congress in 2012 gave the FDA enhanced powers to respond when drug levels are low.
New research highlights the paradox in the federal program to improve hospital quality.
A new study explores why the most profitable U.S. hospitals are who they are.
New research sheds light on the growing costs to the health care system associated with painkiller and heroin abuse.
Bad coordination and communication can put patients at risk as they’re discharged from a hospital.
The effort, which will replace a controversial reimbursement schedule that began in 1997, is designed to move away from paying for quantity of services and focus instead on quality.
Obama administration broadens eligibility for those in halfway houses, but advocates for former prisoners say HHS and states must do far more.
A report by the Guttmacher Institute finds that the proportion of teenagers who are getting instructions in birth control methods is declining.
The U.S. Gulf Coast has the right weather conditions and mosquitoes for the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects. But the level of risk is unknown in this country so doctors are advising caution to their patients who are pregnant or trying to have a baby.
A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds a majority of Democrats think the law doesn’t go far enough.
Vomiting, breathing problems, lethargy, unconsciousness result from pirate pills laced with fentanyl.
Medi-Cal program provides vital services to HIV and AIDS patients, but providers say it doesn’t pay enough to allow them to serve everyone who needs it.
The prestigious facilities are seeking to improve patient safety by getting surgeons and hospitals to pledge to meet minimum thresholds for 10 high-risk procedures.
California is inching closer to a first-in-the-nation request for a federal ruling that would allow the state’s Obamacare exchange to sell health plans to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
When consumers who have been injured sue and win an award, insurance plans routinely demand that they be reimbursed for medical costs that they covered. The Supreme Court this term threw a small chink into that strategy.
Private insurers that administer Medicaid for the poor also face limits on profits and requirements to provide sufficient doctors.