Tag: medicaid

Millions Could Soon Lose Medicaid Coverage Started During the Pandemic

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, a new crisis in insurance coverage in the United States...

Micra Leadless Pacemaker Holds Up at 2 Years in Real-World Use

Early benefits associated with the Micra leadless pacemaker (Medtronic) appear to be sustained through 2 years among more than 10,000 Medicare patients, according to new...

Costs Watched as Medicaid Managed Care Begins in N. Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After six years of preparations and delays, most of North Carolina’s Medicaid recipients switched over to managed care Thursday with its...

Should Feds Allow a Therapy That Pays Meth Users to Abstain?

In his multiple attempts to overcome a methamphetamine addiction that ground through two decades of his life, Tyrone Clifford Jr. remembers well the closest he...

Hospitals, Insurers Invest to Tackle Patients’ Social Needs

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors at a primary care clinic here noticed many of its poorest patients were failing to show up for appointments, they hoped...

Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends swelled the pool of people in the...

Hospitals Sued Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive  our biggest stories  as soon as they’re published. Last year as...

Lawmakers Debate How Much to Pay for On-Call Phone Appointments

It took covid-19 to give millions of Americans the option of telling their doctor about their aches and pains by phone. But now that more...

View: A basic pandemic healthcare model should be expanded to other healthcare services

Need for oxygen, ventilators, ICU beds, hospital beds — the demands on India’s healthcare are not abating, even as there is a decline in Covid...

Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs

Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state...

Why Your Dentist Might Seem Pushy

By Daryl Austin Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (Kaiser News) — In 1993, Dr. David Silber, a dentist now practicing in Plano, Texas, was fired from...

Half of Anesthesiologists See Drop in Compensation

Average annual compensation for anesthesiologists has dropped from $398,000 to $378,000 in the Medscape Anesthesiologist Compensation Report 2021. By contrast, physicians overall report they saw...

Experts Say Teledermatology’s Post-Pandemic Role Is Unclear

After a steep rise in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and a slow decline that started in the summer, telehealth consults in dermatology remain...

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment

A study of US children across ethnic and racial groups found that Asians were least likely to receive therapy for ADHD, compared with white children...

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter During Pandemic

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Facing a yearlong siege from the coronavirus, the defenses in another,...

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days....

Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at...

Big Gap Between Physician Payments for Offices vs Hospitals: Study

Medicare payments for physician services were, on average, $114,000 per doctor per year higher when billed by a hospital than when billed by an independent...

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan

In an unprecedented pact among healthcare stakeholders, associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers have agreed to pursue universal coverage through market-based solutions that...

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical complications. Those hospitals, which include some of...

Medicaid Physician Fees Still Lag Medicare Payment Rates

Medicaid fees for physicians have continued to lag those paid by Medicare, a trend that may make it difficult for some patients to find care,...

Orthodox Jewish Docs Wrestle With COVID-19, Bad Press

For Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City and surrounding areas, the pandemic experience started with Purim. The holiday is usually joyous, commemorating the salvation...

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

What It Means for COVID, Health Care

Nov. 7, 2020 — Joe Biden’s victory sets the stage for health care to become a high-profile priority of his presidency. The former vice...

What It Means for COVID, Healthcare

President-Elect Joe Biden Joe Biden’s victory sets the stage for healthcare to become a high-profile priority of his presidency. The former vice president has sketched...