Healthcare News & Insights

Hospitals pay $10.1M for alleged False Claims Act violations

A group of Florida hospitals has agreed to pay the federal government $10.1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA).

Waste in health care: Where does it start?

For a variety of reasons, many patients seek wasteful, too-expensive care in ways that hurt every part of the system — health care providers, insurers and patients.

Cancer costs double in 20 years; some payers feel more pain than others

It’s not news that cancer costs have increased dramatically in the past 20 years. But who’s paying more — and why — might surprise you.

Family practice docs spending more time per patient: Pros and cons

New research shows family practice doctors have been seeing adult patients more often, and spending more time per patient visit. So what’s the outcome of all those extra hours?

Twitter: Newest tool for patient care

Is there a legitimate use for Twitter as a health care delivery service? Yes, according to some professionals in the field — if the “just for fun” service is approached from the right perspective.