Healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are expected to produce the most merger and acquisitions activity this year behind only the technology sector, according to a new survey by accounting and consulting giant KPMG.
The drive for efficiency in health care has led to a boom in hospitalists-and growing pains for the profession as hospitals seek to increase efficiency and demonstrate high quality outcomes, reports the New York Times.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries for adults 65 and older, and 2.5 million of them end up in hospital emergency departments for treatment every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin campaigned on the promise that he would shut down kynect, which more than 100,000 people use. Kentucky is one of the 14 states that run their own state health insurance exchanges,
but the governor has said it's "redundant" to the federal exchange.
Medicare is expanding a major experiment that strives to keep seniors healthier by coordinating basic medical care to prevent common problems that often lead to hospitalization, the agency said on Monday.
The Obama administration has rolled out the newest participants in Medicare's accountable care programs, which now include 477 organizations across four different models.
Providers are urging the CMS to drop a proposal aimed at combating prescription drug abuse. They say mandating a review of state-run drug prescription databases could lead to inaccurate information and would be an administrative burden for them.
The healthcare industry added almost a half million people to its payrolls in 2015, by far the highest annual total since President Barack Obama entered office and passed his landmark healthcare reform law.
Frances Iacobucci was exhausted and worried. Her husband of 64 years lay semi-conscious in a hospital bed. Knowing he may not have long, she tossed and turned in a bedside chair until sunrise, not wanting to leave him. But now her children were insisting she go home and sleep.
Wearable gadgets for tracking health data are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to measure a host of physiologic functions.
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