- Gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, appendectomy, and colon operations are safer in rural hospitals, and overall expense is lower, too.
- Federal health regulators proposed banning Theranos’ founder from owning or running any laboratory for at least two years.
- Chemotherapy drugs packaged in single-dose vials result in discarded drugs costing nearly $3 billion each year in the United States.
- It will be difficult to enact changes to Medicare and Medicaid due to the conflicting priorities of politicians, health practitioners, and the beneficiaries.
- As baby boomers age, and bring on the biggest senior population this nation has ever seen, the government is looking to use technology to build a better future for these seniors.
- More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying of cancer accessed one or more aggressive interventions during their last month of life: study.
- Medicare must now offer coverage to patients seeking sex-change operations recommended by their doctors, according to a federal ruling Friday.
- Medicare benefits and Medicare enrollment will not be changed by Obamacare.
- Planned Parenhood Gulf Coast will pay $4.3 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming the company fraudulently billed Medicaid for unnecessary women's health services.
- Michigan doctor Farid Fata falsely billed $35 million to Medicare after treating patients with chemotherapy even if they didn't have cancer.
- A Senate committee was to begin on Monday investigating unauthorized prescriptions written by a bevy of health and health-related professionals.
Immigrants Created $115B Surplus For Medicare's Trust Fund While American-Born Population Ran $28B DeficitA new study found that immigrants contribute to Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund more than the federal program pays for their care.