Tag Archives: Healthcare

Half of Medicare patients do not receive recommended healthcare after hospitalization

In the period from October 2015 to September 2016, before the Affordable Care Act, a substantial portion of Medicare patients referred to home healthcare after hospitalization did not receive that care, new findings show. Using national data, the researchers detailed how often Medicare patients referred to home healthcare services after a hospital discharge received one… Read More »

HCA Healthcare faces lawsuit for ‘recklessly’ facilitating COVID-19 spread

HCA Healthcare and its Riverside Community Hospital are being sued by the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West for allegedly “recklessly” facilitating the spread of COVID-19 among its workers and the Riverside, California community. “Defendants, through knowing and reckless acts and omissions, have failed to take reasonable and necessary precautions to protect their employees,… Read More »

We Are in Store for the Greatest Change to Our Healthcare System Since the Affordable Care Act. Here’s Why.

By LOGAN CHO The COVID-19 pandemic has been harsher and lasted longer than many of us would have predicted. While our media has been inundated with updates on death tolls and economic depression, there has been little conversation of healthcare beyond the era of COVID-19. The first question that we ask when we hear of… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare: Abortion rights advocates think Roe v. Wade didn’t go far enough

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! ROE V. WADE TURNS 47: Abortion rights groups are celebrating the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion… Read More »