Image An image of Dr. Jeffery Dormu appears on an electronic billboard outside the Minimally Invasive Vascular Center, which he founded, in Laurel, Maryland. | SHURAN HUANG/PROPUBLICA In the “wild west” of outpatient vascular care, doctors can reap huge payments as patients risk life and limb To move vascular procedures out of expensive hospitals, the government turbocharged payments to doctors’ offices — but started a boom that is making doctors rich and putting patients in danger May 25 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Congressional committee, regulators question Cigna system that lets its doctors deny claims without reading patient files About 80% of the coverage denials appealed by policyholders under Cigna’s Medicare Advantage plans are overturned May 18 Image MOHAMED HASSAN/PIXABAY Health insurance claim denied? See what insurers said behind the scenes Federal regulations require most health insurance plans to give people an opportunity to review documents related to their claim for free May 11 Image PIXABAY What you need to know about stillbirths Dozens of parents and medical experts weighed-in on what causes stillbirths, whether there are warning signs to look for during pregnancy, and what your options are if you experience a stillbirth May 4 Image SHUTTERSTOCK After pandemic delays, FDA still struggling to inspect foreign drug manufacturers A series of recent deaths linked to tainted eyedrops produced abroad points to serious problems with the Food and Drug Administration's overseas inspection program Apr 20 Image SHUTTERSTOCK How abortion bans are impacting pregnant patients across the country Leading legal scholar Mary Ziegler and Tennessee OB-GYN Dr. Nikki Zite talk to ProPublica about ominous trends and threats to patients’ lives posed by increasingly strict abortion bans Apr 3 Image NATALIA MERZLYAKOVA/FOTOLIA How Cigna saves millions by having its doctors reject claims without reading them Cigna disputes that it allows its doctors to instantly reject a claim on medical grounds without opening the patient file Mar 27 Image NATALIA MERZLYAKOVA/FOTOLIA How Obamacare enabled a multibillion-dollar Christian health care cash grab Membership in Christian health ministries grew an estimated tenfold after 2014, when Obamacare's individual mandate went into effect Mar 9 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Regulators overhaul inspections of hospice providers ProPublica and The New Yorker revealed fraud and exploitation in the hospice industry. CMS announced immediate reforms. Feb 22 Image NATALIA MERZLYAKOVA/FOTOLIA UnitedHealthcare Tried to Deny Coverage to a Chronically Ill Patient. He Fought Back, Exposing the Insurer’s Inner Workings. Insurers reject about 1 in 7 claims for treatment — and many people, faced with fighting insurance companies, simply give up. Feb 7 Current page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to Propublica Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.