The $1.7 trillion federal spending package: Healthcare wins and lossesDecember 21st 2022
Senate leaders unveiled the omnibus bill, which should be voted on later this week. Hospital and health groups cheered some provisions but criticized lawmakers for failing to address other top priorities.
Hospitals are treating more kids for mental health emergencies: ‘It’s beyond unprecedented’December 20th 2022
At Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, emergency department visits for psychiatric reasons are far higher than ever. Hospitals nationwide are struggling with the behavioral health crisis in young people.
Up to 250,000 deaths tied to incorrect E.R. diagnosis, study finds; critics say research is flawedDecember 20th 2022
Patient advocates said the federal report should be used to drive meaningful change. Emergency medicine groups faulted the study and said it will deter people from going to the hospital.
Inside Intermountain Healthcare’s $600M campaign to reimagine pediatric careDecember 13th 2022
The system aims to expand options at its children's hospital and provide more care for kids in their communities. Katy Welkie and David Flood of Intermountain talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the effort.
No, court shouldn’t order ivermectin to treat COVID-19, AMA saysDecember 9th 2022
The American Medical Association has filed a brief in a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. At issue: whether a hospital should be required to use ivermectin, even as leading health experts advise against it.
Electronic prior authorization plan from feds hailed as 'positive step'December 8th 2022
Health systems say prior authorization hurts patient care and adds to clinician burnout. The CMS is proposing reform measures that have produced some optimism, but health leaders say other steps are needed.
Men are more likely to get drugs to prevent heart disease. Women are more likely to be told to eat less and exercise.December 8th 2022
Researchers found women were less likely to be prescribed drugs to lower cholesterol. Physicians must understand women don’t face a lower risk of heart disease, researchers say.