Mission Health, the largest hospital system in western North Carolina, provided $100 million in free charity care last year. This year, it has partnered with 17 civic organizations to deliver care for substance abuse by people who are low-income.
Missouri legislators criticized the Department of Social Services’ implementation of a controversial Medicaid amendment during a hearing this week, with one key lawmaker saying the agency “bungled” the roll-out.
The Trump Administration has proposed major changes in the way Medicare pays doctors, as well in the ways hospitals disclose prices. Among the immediate adjustments: The government would pay more for some procedures such as kidney dialysis and less for others such as...
Providence Behavioral Health Hospital stopped using a dozen of its pediatric psychiatric beds months ago, cutting in half its capacity to provide inpatient care to troubled youngsters even as children in crisis languish in emergency rooms awaiting a space.
Merck said Thursday it is lowering the prices of a handful of unnamed drugs by 10% and dropping the price of hepatitis C medication Zepatier by 60%. The pharmaceutical company also said it would cap the "average net price" of some drugs at inflation.
The Trump administration moved swiftly in the past 24 hours to implement pieces of its plan to bring down drug prices, taking some major actions just a few days after a public comment period on the plan ended.