Covid-19COVID Testing Has Turned Into a Financial Windfall for Hospitals and Other Providers
Hospitals are charging up to $650 for a simple, molecular COVID test that costs $50 or less to run.
Clinical CareA Primary Care Physician for Every American, Science Panel Urges
The panel recommends that all Americans select a primary care provider or be assigned one, a landmark step that could...
TelehealthPandemic Pushes Californians to Embrace Telehealth
The survey found that the key to accessing telehealth was the ability to access broadband.
Covid-19CVS and Walgreens Have Wasted More Vaccine Doses Than Most States Combined
The CDC recorded 182,874 wasted doses as of late March. Of those, CVS was responsible for nearly half, and Walgreens...
StrategyIn Poisoned Montana Town, Warren Buffett-Owned Railroad Accuses Clinic of Medicare Fraud
BNSF Railroad is going after the local health clinic that opened to deal with the health crisis in 2000 and...
Covid-19You Don't Have to Suffer to Benefit From COVID Vaccination — But Some Prefer It
Americans are surprisingly willing, even eager, to suffer a little for the reward of immunity from a virus that has...
Clinical CareBig Investors Push Nursing Homes to Upgrade Care and Working Conditions
Nursing home industry groups themselves have called for reform, but they stress the need for higher Medicaid payment rates.
NursingPandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others
Patients who didn't speak much, or any, English had a 35% greater chance of death.
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.
StrategyParents Want Justice for Birth Injuries. Hospitals Want to Strip Them of the Right to Make That Decision.
Florida is one of two states that shield doctors and hospitals from most legal actions arising from births that go...
TelehealthVirtual Care Spreads in Missouri Health System, Home to 'Hospital Without Beds'
St. Louis-based Mercy became a pioneer in telehealth in 2015 when it opened Mercy Virtual Care Center in the suburb...
Clinical CareQ&A: Revoking Authorization for Disclosure
Individuals have the right to revoke their authorizations in writing at any time.