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States often do not complete their evaluation reports until after the federal government renews their demonstration program.
Rather than opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, or fentanyl, doctors used safer and less addictive alternatives, like ketamine and lidocaine.
Evidence is mounting that Medicaid's rapid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has far outstripped the government's ability to monitor the taxpayer money it turns over to insurers.
Hospitals are increasingly offering 'patient-financing' strategies, cooperating with financial institutions to offer on-the-spot loans to make sure patients pay their bills.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing launched a new version of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Twenty-nine states have passed legislation to join.
For years, American consumers have tried to buy cheaper drugs from their northern neighbor. But the practice is illegal.
The decision ups the ante for HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Will he use his authority to compel Idaho to follow the ACA and reject the plans?
After years of experimentation, machine learning's predictive powers are well-established. Some say it's poised to move from labs to broad real-world applications.
Doctors can be so focused on trying to fix each ailment that 'no one is addressing the big picture.'
Suburban areas have historically received a fraction of health funding that cities have, leaving them with inadequate infrastructure and forcing people to scramble for the medical attention they need.