Tag Archives: Healthcare

White House runs into health-care industry hostility as it plans executive order – Washington Post

President Trump is preparing to issue an executive order to foster greater price transparency across a broad swath of the health-care industry as consumer concerns about medical costs emerge as a major issue in the lead-up to next year’s presidential election. The most far-reaching element favored by the White House aides developing the order would… Read More »

Acadia Healthcare to pay $17 million in settlement of Medicare fraud case

Huntington Comprehensive Treatment Center in West Virginia West Virginia-based Acadia Healthcare, along with subsidiary CRC Health, has agreed to dole out $ 17 million to settle accusations of fraud, representing the largest fraud-related settlement in the history of the state, according to a settlement agreement released this week. CRC Health had been accused of collecting… Read More »

The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance – New York Magazine

So you’ve got health insurance but can’t afford the deductibles? You’re not alone. Photo: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images For most of this century, the big U.S. health-care policy issue has been providing insurance to the uninsured, including the uninsurable people with expensive health conditions. Yes, the majority of non-elderly Americans covered by employer-based insurance were affected… Read More »

Induced labor not more expensive to healthcare system than spontaneous labor

Expectant parents wait 40 weeks for the arrival of their new baby, but what if labor was induced a week earlier? Conventional wisdom holds that inducing labor at 39 weeks would be cost-prohibitive to a health system. But the results of a joint study between University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing labor… Read More »