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Legislation that would create a state certification program for all community health workers in New Mexico will become law. Gov. Susana Martinez is expected to sign off on the legislation Sunday afternoon after participating in a discussion with
New health insurance regulations in Vermont are giving a boost to telemedicine, the system that enables health care providers to offer consult with patients without being in the same room. (Toby Talbot/AP Photo) Demand for doctors whether in person
An estimated 5,500 doctors in the United States are concierge doctors physicians who charge patients an annual fee, usually ranging from $600 to $1,800 a year or more, in exchange for shorter wait times and more access for care. In Tuscaloosa, Dr.
Mr. L wants to leave against medical advice (AMA). As the covering doctor, I dreaded the impending standoff even more than usual. I emerged from the elevator minutes later to find that the gaunt octogenarian had advanced from his isolation room,
ObamaCare appears to be making little progress in signing up uninsured Americans, one of the law's primary goals, according to two new surveys. Only one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private plans through the new health insurance
The imminent decision to implement yet another delay of ObamaCare, reported by The Hill on Tuesday, became reality Wednesday. Americans who have plans that don't comply with the ObamaCare mandates can keep them through October 2017, provided that
Dale Evans, social services coordinator for the Housing Authority of Joliet, discusses a report by Voices for Illinois Children that found a disturbing increase in child abuse and neglect in Will County during the past seven years. Frank Vaisvilas ~
The Record * Pharmacy service to pay $3.8 million overall New Jersey will receive about $425,000 as part of a multistate settlement with Omnicare Inc., which was accused of receiving illegal kickbacks in exchange for promoting a drug to doctors.
Guam Memorial Hospital Authority's management announced yesterday that it would soon receive $1.3 million to shift from paper medical records to electronic ones. Could get as much as $2.6M If the hospital agency meets benchmarks for an additional
Federal efforts to strengthen inspections of the nation's nursing homes are gaining momentum after a government probe uncovered instances of substandard care. The March 3 report by the Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general found