Healthy Policy & Legislation
Healthcare premiums have been consistently growing every year — even before the ACA and long before Obama ran for president.
A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.
Patients with a diagnosed psychiatric problem are at increased odds of being in the emergency department for more than 24 hours.
Hospitals in states with Medicaid expansions had an increase of $3.2 million in mean annual Medicaid revenue per hospital.
HIPAA doesn't require providers to encrypt devices or electronic information, but many experts highly recommend it.
The DEA's plan to list kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance would make researching the possible opioid substitute much more difficult.
How does the U.S. health care system perform relative to other countries on various dimensions of efficiency?
The longer autism spectrum disorder insurance mandates remained in place, the more that mandate-associated treated prevalence increased.
Overall, almost half of older Medicare beneficiaries who died in 2012 had persistent high spending throughout the final year of life.
Demand for physicians continues to grow faster than supply, according to a new study commissioned by The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
A pregnant woman can pass Zika virus to her fetus during pregnancy.
How do we make healthcare more affordable, accessible, and higher quality?
Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a bill that would increase the amount of suicide prevention training for public school teachers.
Many children in the United States who have emotional or behavioral disorders are not treated.
The American Psychiatric Foundation has updated the Employer Guide for Compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
Inpatient psychiatric care in the United States needs to be expanded to accommodate the millions with serious mental illness.
Legalizing marijuana in Colorado has increased the number of hospital visits from marijuana-related ailments.
CMS has suspended access to the system for the second time in weeks, as it deals with technical issues including data mix-ups.
A new program requiring police undergo mental health training is sending those with mental illnesses to treatment, not jail.
Former American Psychiatric Association President Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, outlined past accomplishments and set goals for the future at the APA 2014 Meeting.
In addition to increasing health insurance coverage, law addresses issues with low health care efficiency and quality.
About 5% of the U.S. population is newly insured in 2014.
Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, survey finds
Shift from Republican toward Democrat as more women enter field and other factors change
Webinar and guide aid physicians in understanding payments in fee-for-value model.
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