Kaiser Health News
The shortage of beds at Oregon State Hospital reflects a national trend linked to staffing deficits that are cramping services in the public mental health system.
Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York set requirements for how much nursing homes must spend on residents’ direct care.
The city’s first-ever gun violence prevention director, Linda Harllee Harper, aims to treat the immediate symptoms and root causes of community violence.
Many people who qualify for financial assistance, which nonprofit hospitals are required to offer under the Affordable Care Act, never apply.
Many insurers offering virtual-first plans hire outside firms to provide medical staff, who may hold licenses in several states and not be located nearby.
The No Surprises Act takes effect Jan. 1 and will protect patients against surprise medical bills for out-of-network treatment, but unintended consequences are unknown.
Eighteen months since the pandemic began, health care workers say they are experiencing an alarming rise in violence in their workplaces.
Widespread practice requires that patients with alcoholic liver disease complete a period of sobriety before they can get on the waiting list for a liver.
A poll found the vast majority of adults support letting the federal government negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries and those in private health insurance plans.