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Hospitals rarely help patients find the best nursing home. When they do advise, hospitals sometimes push their own facilities.
The incoming HHS secretary wants to boldly reform the malpractice system, saying hundreds of billions are wasted on “lawsuit abuse” and defensive medicine. Industry experts say premiums and claims are down and “it’s a wonderful time for doctors.”
Federal officials provide details about a pilot project starting in June that will delay some consumers’ mid-year marketplace enrollment until they produce documentation proving eligibility.
The state insurance exchange overlooked 24,000 of its policy holders who failed to give consent to verify their income. If they don’t do so by Dec. 31, they could lose their subsidies in January.
Mumps is back and is having its worst year in a decade, fueled in part by its spread on college campuses.
New data show 4,980 inmate deaths in 2014, the most since counting began in 2001.
Hospital-acquired infections kill 100,000 U.S. patients every year and cost $20 billion.
California Healthline’s senior correspondent Chad Terhune joined Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, on KPCC radio’s “Air Talk” to discuss the open enrollment season and the ongoing frustration over big premium increases and narrow provider networks.
Pilot projects are being launched in 18 counties to reduce ER visits among Medi-Cal’s most costly patients.
Despite health law uncertainty, more than 25,000 new consumers chose new plans in just two days this week.