Physicians hate their EHRs. Research shows there's no love lost between doctors and the technology. According to a recent study, just 34 percent of physicians said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their EHR system in 2014, down from 62 percent in 2010. Diving...
Even though New York State has one of the most consumer-friendly laws in the country to combat "surprise medical bills", thousands of people each year will get hit by health-related costs they never expected. Surprise billing typically happens when a patient goes to a hospital...
If you get hurt and aren't in charge of making decisions on how your life's going to be saved, who pays the bill? The charges for one medical transport were huge, almost a thousand dollars per mile flown, a $50,000 bill, had the...
Connecticut's health insurance exchange announced about 15 percent of low-income parents set to lose their state-sponsored Medicaid coverage at the end of July have transitioned to new insurance plans. Officials said 2,134 affected parents and caregivers have enrolled in...
Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, says that its premiums will balloon by a statewide average of 13.2 percent next year — more than triple the roughly 4 percent increases in each of the previous two years.
Iowa’s shift to private management of its Medicaid program continues to spark complaints, especially from agencies that provide services to the 560,000 Iowans covered by the public insurance. Many agency leaders say they’re going into debt because many of their...
The proliferation of freestanding emergency departments is marked by the duplication of services and little improvement in access for the underserved, research shows. Vast differences in the composition, location, and patient mix of freestanding...
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