The Montana state health department denied a public records request for all investigations into Montana State Hospital patient deaths, injuries, and assaults since losing federal certification.
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Paul Davis has “one of the rarest tumors on the planet.” The rare eye cancer requires $50,000-a-week drug treatments to keep Davis alive, and he worries saddling his family with crushing medical debt when he’s gone.
Diabetes activists have been wary of Diabetics groups that receive money from drug makers. Using social media and focusing messages with hashtags became an effective strategy.
Doctors are increasingly being replaced by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who can perform many of the same duties and generate much of the same revenue for less than half of the pay.
People generally think of bats as creepy. But they can be a key in understanding how the destruction and alteration of nature can increase the likelihood of deadly pathogens spilling over from wild animals to humans.
In a dizzying display of twisted "logic," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are not requiring repayments of funds stolen through rampant overbilling by Medicare Advantage plans.
Owners of multiple nursing homes operated as virtual slumlords, neglecting buildings, staffing and patient care all the while paying themselves and their families lavishly.
There are three words that don't belong together: "health," "care," "Investors." Yet a San Francisco conference just showcased worries in this "industry" that they may not be able to keep ripping off the public as much as they desire.
California follows other states in going after insulin companies and pharmaceutical middlemen, but California is taking an aggressive approach by charging the companies with violating the state’s Unfair Competition Law.
Critics warn that profit-hungry private equity ownership could result in higher prices for patients and insurers, more unnecessary surgery, and less access to care for patients on Medicaid or those who are uninsured or underinsured.
This year healthcare providers will be required to provide predictions of costs finally giving patients more freedom to comparison-shop and possibly help slow rising medical costs.
In recent years, hospitals of every stripe have opened obstetrics emergency departments, or OBEDs, which means healthy patients get bills for emergency care they didn’t know they got.