Although Americans aged 45 and older value dental coverage benefits, only four in 10 older Americans have dental insurance from an employer, private and/or supplemental plan, finds a new survey from WellPoint.
A federal judge on Friday slapped UnitedHealthcare with an injunction only hours before the insurer was set to drop thousands of physicians and patients from its Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut, Medical Economics reported.
The proliferation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the healthcare industry may have a number of unintended consequences for labor relations, Becker's Hospital Review reports.
Hospitals and health systems across the country are teaming up with different community organizations to help improve their populations' general health, according to a report by the Association for Community Health Improvement.
Digital updates on emergency room wait times may reduce stress and make patients more manageable, according to an article in Slate.
More than half of Americans think the federal government should scale back the Affordable Care Act or repeal it, according to a Gallup poll released Friday
Insurers that have jumped head first into selling plans on multiple health insurance exchanges, either federally or state-run, will likely face some major obstacles, reported Insurance Networking News. Here's a look at the three challenges independent merchant bank TripleTree predicts lie ahead for insurers.
A conference on price transparency in healthcare had one of the nation's leading hospital executives calling for streamlining billing requirements, while other well-known names in economics and journalism instead criticized practices that they said did little to discourage current hospital practices.
Hospital and healthcare system executives lobbied Capitol Hill this week and asked for the end to what they described as "arbitrary" funding cuts to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, AHA News Now reported.
Iowa, one of more than two dozen states that refused to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, is apparently close to obtaining a waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide coverage to the state's poor, the Associated Press reported.