StrategyHe Bought Health Insurance for Emergencies. Then He Fell Into a $33,601 Trap.
Since the Trump administration deregulated the health insurance industry, there's been an explosion of short-term plans that leave patients with...
Covid-19COVID Shot in the Arm Not Enough to Keep Pharmacies in Business
It's too early to quantify just how many pharmacies succumbed to COVID and assess how patients will be affected.
StrategyCovered California Says Health Insurance Just Got Too Cheap to Ignore
If you are uninsured because health coverage seemed too expensive the last time you looked, it's time to look again.
Covid-19Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers' Waivers for COVID Treatment Fees
A growing number of insurers are quietly ending fee waivers for COVID treatment on some or all policies.
StrategyUVA Health Will Wipe Out Tens of Thousands of Lawsuits Against Patients
The decision to wipe out liens that can drain home equity years after a hospital visit is extremely rare.
StrategyHumana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200M, Federal Audit Finds
The OIG's recommendation to repay, if finalized, would be "by far the largest" audit penalty ever imposed on a Medicare...
StrategyThe FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar
The departing Trump administration unexpectedly ended the FDA program that led to a price spike for colchicine and other older...
TechnologyQ&A: HIPAA for Wearable Devices
Companies like FitBit are not covered entities, so they have no obligation to comply with HIPAA regulations.
StrategyWhen Births Go Horribly Wrong, Florida Protects Doctors and Forces Families to Pay the Price
A Florida program designed to reduce doctors' malpractice bills strips families of their right to sue, offering instead a one-time...
FinanceNonprofit Hospitals' Charity Care Falls Short of Favorable Tax Treatment
More than half (54%) of government hospitals, 36% of nonprofits, and 43% of for-profits provided less than $1 of charity...
StrategyHuntington Hospital, Cedars-Sinai, Sue California AG Over Affiliation Requirements
At issue is the so-called 'competitive impact' conditions attached to the affiliation by the AG's office that state regulators said...
StrategyFitch: American Rescue Plan Helps Nonprofit Hospitals
ARP will bolster hospital margins by reducing the numbers of uninsured, which is a credit positive.