Thursday, October 17, 2019

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

A letter from the Senate Finance Committee Chairman questions the University of Virginia Health System about its financial assistance policies, billing practices and its prices.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

In what experts call an "epidemic of immobility," older hospital patients remain stuck in bed, their movements tracked by loud and ineffective bed alarms, losing muscle mass that's key to their health and daily functioning.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

Sutter Health has reached a tentative settlement in an antitrust suit brought by the California Attorney General’s Office. Details have not been made public.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

The Democratic presidential candidates have hit hard on health care, but generally the debates have centered on what kind of system candidates propose. The candidates’ ideas on many other issues, such as mental health and gun safety, have attracted much less attention.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

Nonprofit hospitals admit they sent $2.7 billion in bills over the course of a year to patients who probably qualified for free or discounted care.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

Patients at VCU Health will no longer be taken to court and can more easily get financial assistance to pay their bills.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

Scammers bent on defrauding Medicare are embracing the new technologies of remote diagnosis. Federal law enforcement is cracking down.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

Eight years ago, a new medical program opened in Salina, Kan., as an experimental way to promote rural medicine. Hailed as a solution to the rural doctor shortage, only three of its eight newly minted doctors are now working in the most rural communities.

17 Oct 2019 17:54:59 Z

The president’s directive, which he said is designed to give beneficiaries more choices in their health care, could lead to higher costs for seniors. Final rules are to be written by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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