Tag Archives: Healthcare

Daily on Healthcare: Providers would face pay cut under Senate surprise billing legislation

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! PROVIDERS WOULD FACE PAY CUT UNDER SENATE SURPRISE BILLING LEGISLATION: Average payment rates to doctors and hospitals could fall by… Read More »

California to be first state to provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants – BBC News

California is poised to become the first US state to offer government-provided healthcare to some immigrants who are in the country illegally. State Democrats agreed on Sunday that adults between the ages of 19 to 25 should have access to Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income insurance programme. The measure must still be approved by the full… Read More »

As Retiree Health-Care Bills Mount, Some States Have a Solution: Stop Paying – The Wall Street Journal

By Heather Gillers Heather Gillers The Wall Street Journal Biography @hgillers heather.gillers@wsj.com May 1, 2019 5:30 a.m. ET Charles Johnson, an assistant superintendent at Polk Correctional Institution, in Butner, N.C., worries that ending retiree health care will spark workplace conflict. Photo: Jeremy M. Lange for The Wall Street Journal North Carolina corrections official Charles Johnson… Read More »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »

Security remains a top concern for healthcare IT professionals

There’s near unanimity among healthcare IT professionals—security is at, or near, the top of their lists of concerns. Perhaps it would seem that there are more complex challenges for these executives. But hardly any issues are as pervasive or as insomnia inducing. As healthcare organizations have now widely adopted electronic information systems, that has increased… Read More »