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Cardiovascular conditions now the second-highest reimbursement category, Sun Life says

Cardiovascular conditions now the second-highest reimbursement category, Sun Life says

Cost of cardiovascular conditions is up 33% — “higher than we would expect given medical inflation,” the company said. Article...

Change Healthcare cyberattack lawsuits consolidated in Minnesota

Change Healthcare cyberattack lawsuits consolidated in Minnesota

Nearly 50 lawsuits filed after a massive cyberattack early this year will be centralized in parent company UnitedHealth’s home state....

State healthcare cost caps could further pressure hospital operating margins: report

State healthcare cost caps could further pressure hospital operating margins: report

Policies in several states have limited provider rates and levels of reimbursement, as well as constrained operating flexibility, according to...

Nearly 20% of donated organs go unused — here’s how we can fix it and honor donors

Nearly 20% of donated organs go unused — here’s how we can fix it and honor donors

The medical community needs to take “smart risks” to maximize organ donation use, according to the president of the Association...

HHS agency launches program to automate cybersecurity at hospitals

HHS agency launches program to automate cybersecurity at hospitals

The program will invest more than $50 million to create a software suite that can automatically find potential vulnerabilities that...

AstraZeneca withdraws COVID-19 vaccine, citing declining demand

AstraZeneca withdraws COVID-19 vaccine, citing declining demand

The drugmaker is pulling the shot from all markets, ending a turbulent saga that saw it successfully develop a coronavirus...

More than a third of nurses extremely likely to change jobs in 2024

More than a third of nurses extremely likely to change jobs in 2024

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: The survey from AMN is the latest report to find mounting employee discontent after the pandemic, when...

Medical research is changing, data privacy laws have not

Medical research is changing, data privacy laws have not

Congressional inaction regarding health privacy laws robs Americans of ownership over their health data, argues Senator Bill Cassidy, ranking member of the Senate HELP...

Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

On Wednesday, hospitals will no longer be required to report COVID-19 admissions, capacity or occupancy data to the federal government....

California, Oregon eye universal health coverage

California, Oregon eye universal health coverage

The states have proposed creating insurance systems similar to Medicare for All. But the plans need approval from the federal...