StrategyDOJ Files First Civil Action for Alleged Coronavirus Fraud
Federal Court issues temporary restraining order against website offering fake COVID-19 vaccine.
Clinical CareCommonSpirit Health Suspends Billing for COVID-19 Tests, Treatment
CommonSpirit's announcement is in line with a national push by hospital stakeholders and policy experts to improve access and affordability...
FinanceAlmost 66% of Consumers Would Struggle to Pay Deductible if They Contracted COVID-19
Just over one-third of Republicans stated that they are not concerned with the spread of the coronavirus.
FinanceVCU Health Halts 30-Year Campaign That Seized Patients' Wages, Put Liens On Homes
VCU Health pursued tens of thousands of patients over the years for overdue bills, sending many into bankruptcy.
FinanceNet Drug Price Hikes Easily Outpace Rate of Inflation
Net drug prices began leveling off in 2015, but the researchers said that doesn't mean that drugs are affordable for...
NursingHospitality Trumps Clinical Outcomes When It Comes To Patient Satisfaction
Patients' ratings of hospitals have almost no correlation to the quality of care, new research finds.
Clinical CareNeedy Patients 'Caught In The Middle' As Insurance Titan Drops Doctors
Across the nation, business and contractual disputes are separating patients from longtime doctors.
FinanceTop-earning Nonprofit Hospitals Shortchange Charity Care
Study finds nonprofit hospitals with thicker bottom lines gave disproportionately lower levels of charity care.
StrategyWhen Your Doctor Is Also A Lobbyist: Inside The War Over Surprise Medical Bills
Bills with the most momentum are making more and more concessions to physicians.
FinanceSurprise Billing Prevalent in Elective Surgeries
A study found that 20.5% of elective surgeries came with an out-of-network bill with an average charge of $2,011.
FinancePatients Stuck With Bills After Insurers Don't Pay As Promised
When insurers revoke their decision to pay after the service is completed, patients are legally on the hook for the...
StrategyCMS Proposes 0.93% Pay Rate Hike for MA Plans in 2021
The rate hike is part of a broader package of proposed "refinements" for Medicare Advantage and the Part D Quality...