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Critics say the nonprofit health system is becoming more like its for-profit counterparts.
In 2015, New York passed a surprise billing law that uses 'baseball-style' arbitration as a way to settle payment disputes between payers and doctors.
Medicaid has avoided the march toward digital communication and continues to operate largely in a paper-based world.
Nearly a third of health plans on the federal exchanges don't yet have a quality rating — including all the plans in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
Hundreds of hospitals have joined in a handful of lawsuits in state courts as their best hope for winning meaningful settlement money.
In a tight labor market, offering a more generous plan with a lower deductible can be an attractive recruitment tool.
A new California law mandates later start times for most students; no earlier than 8 a.m. in middle school and 8:30 a.m. in high school.
A handful of states are offering alternatives to get more enrollees into jobs to lift them out of poverty and off Medicaid.
Over six years, UVA Health filed 36,000 lawsuits against patients seeking a total of more than $106 million in unpaid bills.
Suit alleges that Group Health Cooperative claimed some patients were sicker than they were, and billed for medical conditions that patients didn't have.