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Findings released Thursday by the Rand Corp. highlight how reimbursement rates vary nationally and the impact the charges have on the nation’s high cost of health care.
Two of the most commonly used anesthesia gases are similar medically but worlds apart when it comes to their impact on the planet.
Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.
In the wake of a KHN investigation, the agency will no longer let device makers file reports of harm outside a widely used public database.
A physician’s frustration navigating a medical emergency with his elderly father reveals a complex, dysfunctional system.
Doctors at the University of California’s flagship San Francisco hospital are sharply divided over a proposal to join forces with a Catholic-run system that restricts care on the basis of religious doctrine — part of a broader public debate as Catholic hospitals expand their reach.
A legal battle in Pennsylvania is testing the boundaries of health care competition and government action to oversee and regulate it.
Under the rule that took effect this year, Medicare will lower payments for clinic visits performed at hospital-owned facilities to a rate that is equivalent to what it pays an independent doctor. Federal officials expect the move will save the government $380 million this year.
Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest news about women’s reproductive health policy and the latest skirmish in the debate over “Medicare-for-all”: how hospitals should be paid.
When an undocumented immigrant in a Texas border county gets a cancer diagnosis, it can be a death sentence because of a lack of public hospitals.