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Stem Cell Company Persuades Employers To Steer Workers Toward Controversial Therapy

Regenexx, which runs a string of clinics, says stem cell injections can save employers a lot of money, but critics say there’s no proof.

1 In 6 Insured Hospital Patients Get A Surprise Bill For Out-Of-Network Care

On average, 16% of inpatient stays and 18% of emergency visits left a patient with at least one out-of-network charge, most of those came from doctors offering treatment at the hospital, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Podcast

‘An Arm And A Leg’: Can You Shop Around For A Lower-Priced MRI?

Doctors routinely order MRIs, but the price patients pay can be unpredictable. Hear how one determined woman scanned her options to find the best deal.

An Arm And A Leg

Why You Should Take A Peek At Your Doctor’s Notes On Your Health

Some patient advocates say your doctor’s notes offer insights you might never hear from your physician, putting patient and provider on the same page.

Study: Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement Hits Those Already Employed

More than 95% of the Arkansas residents targeted by the state’s Medicaid work requirement were already working or met the criteria to be exempted from the mandate, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Sen. Alexander Details His Plan To Fix Surprise Medical Bills

A legislative package from Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would handle surprise medical bills by having insurers pay them the “median in-network rate,” meaning the rate would be similar to what the plan charges other doctors in the area for the same procedure.

Special Coverage

A Final Comfort

‘Palliative transport’ brings dying children home.

Drug Users Armed With Naloxone Double As Medics On Streets Of San Francisco

 

Botched Operation

Death By 1,000 Clicks

Where electronic health records went wrong.

Lethal Plans

When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care.

No Mercy

No Mercy

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

Bill Of The Month

This investigation by KHN and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month in order to shed light on U.S. health care prices and to help patients learn how to be more active in managing costs.

Heat And Violence

Twin threats for asylum-seekers waiting at border.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Never Say 'Die'

Why so many doctors won’t break bad news.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Who Will Pay To Fix Problem Of Surprise Medical Bills?

Daily Cartoon

‘Dose of Reality?’

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