Many primary care practitioners will be a little poorer next year because of the expiration of a health law program that has been paying them a 10 percent bonus for caring for Medicare patients.
A panel of health experts is calling for sweeping changes to the way infectious disease threats are managed, saying a bungled response by the World Health Organization and others to the West African Ebola epidemic exposed dangerous vulnerabilities.
While younger Medicare beneficiaries are going to the hospital less frequently, older beneficiaries are spending more on skilled nursing and hospice care, leading to some dramatic changes in how the government insurance program for older adults distributes its payments.
HHS' partnership this month with OptumLabs is likely to add momentum to the push to use big data to lower the cost and improve the quality of healthcare delivery.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a
notice clarifying actions taken since Oct. 1 to address isolated problems processing ICD-10 codes for certain national or local coverage decisions/policies.
With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program.
Many U.S. nurses are satisfied with their pay but a lot of them would choose a different job or career path if they could, a new survey suggests.
Stanford University researchers put that question to members of three major ethnic groups in the San Francisco Bay area and found little variation in their responses.
*Opinions expressed in any of the included stories or their publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Kindred Healthcare. This blog post is a compilation of news stories from other sources that have appeared during the past week.
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