| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:29 PM
New legislation submitted by two Connecticut members of Congress would require health insurers to finalize their physician networks for Medicare Advantage plans 60 days before the autumn enrollment begins.
The goal of the Medicare Advantage Participant...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
An addiction rehabilitation psychiatrist with a history of treatment for alcohol and drug abuse was among those charged Wednesday with manufacturing and distributing the drug Ecstasy at a Towson home.
Dr. Priscilla W. Sheldon-Cost, 51, and her...
| Jun 1, 2014
MinuteClinics are springing up in CVS retail stores at the rate of 150 a year across the country. The first one on the Peninsula opened in Hampton in mid-May and will be followed by additional locations in Newport News and Williamsburg within the month....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross and the HealthCare Partners physician group say a new effort to coordinate care among 55,000 patients helped save $4.7 million.
In results released Friday, the two companies said their collaboration, known as an...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Frustration and legal challenges over the network of doctors and hospitals for Obamacare patients have marred an otherwise successful rollout of the federal healthcare law in California.
Limiting the number of medical providers was part of an effort...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:25 AM
The VA system may be best known for its problems these days, but Florida International University is about to become be part of a solution.
FIU's College of Nursing and the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System have received more than $8 million in...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The Medical Society of New Jersey, the state's largest physicians group, opposed a recently tabled bill for physician-assisted suicide. But it is pushing an alternative that may be just as bad: the Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:59 AM
All 23 health-care workers recently exposed to the MERS virus were allowed to return to work as of Friday.
Workers – including three doctors – at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center were exposed after a Saudi Arabian...
| May 23, 2014
For Jennifer Bolognani, the variety and close contact with patients make medical-surgical nursing her ideal career.
Bolognani, the assistant clinical manager for trauma, orthopedic, neurosurgery and general surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical...
| May 25, 2014
Fiona O'Connell is familiar with the working person's health care nightmare — the one where you get too sick to work, and then you lose your job, and then you have no insurance to pay for the treatment you need.
O'Connell lived that nightmare, and...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Word reaches us today from Sacramento of the death of a shameful bill written by California medical lobbyists to resurrect a failed addiction treatment program for doctors. Patients should be happy to see the measure laid to rest.
We reported on this...