Health groups ask feds to delay information blocking deadline for a year

September 27th 2022

The federal government has set an Oct. 6 deadline to comply with a rule designed to improve the spread of health data. The American Hospital Association, America’s Essential Hospitals and others say they need more time.

Biden administration releases more information on nursing homes

September 27th 2022

The Health and Human Services Department said it is acting to help the public learn more about the ownership of 15,000 nursing homes.

Reform to prior authorization could be coming

September 26th 2022

Health groups say requests for authorization are delaying patient care and adding stress to overworked staff. Advocates say a bill to revamp the process for Medicare Advantage plans would help millions.

More than 4 in 5 maternal deaths can be avoided: ‘We have much more work to do’

September 26th 2022

A recent CDC report says most maternal deaths are preventable. Advocates call for more research to examine the causes of maternal mortality.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is building a $225M cancer center

September 26th 2022

The new facility will offer medical, surgical and radiation oncology. Other features include a fitness center, along with yoga, art therapy and reiki.