It’s difficult for consumers—and employers—to consider costs when making treatment decisions. There is little doubt price transparency is a must-do for the U.S. healthcare system. One in four Americans struggled to pay medical bills in 2012, and one in 10 said they could not pay medical bills at all. Full Story
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services threatened to yank its funding on Sept. 5. Its nurses, investigators found, discharged a man who broke his feet and wrist in a suicide attempt to a boarding home that was not wheelchair accessible. Full Story
Critics of the Affordable Care Act predicting the high cost of public health exchanges might be surprised by the findings of an early cost analysis. Full Story
D Magazine is looking for the best doctors in Collin County. Will you help us? Full Story
Longtime Parkland CEO Dr. Ron Anderson was remembered during his funeral Wednesday for his selfless nature and his dedication to the county’s underserved population. Full Story
About 7.3 million Americans have enrolled in an insurance plan using the federal marketplace exchanges and have paid their premiums, an Obama administration official testified before Congress.
David D. Clark has been named the new president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center following the January promotion of Laura Irvine to an executive vice president position. Full Story
The project is the second planned office building on the campus of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest, offering three floors of physician office space and an observation deck between operating rooms for families and visitors. Full Story
A Florida-based nonprofit again ranked Texas as the worst state in the country for its nursing home facilities, finding that “lousy” staffing levels allowed only an average of fewer than 2 hours and 15 minutes of direct care for its patients each day.
The school says it will also boost its capacity to link chronic disease with features of the human genome, trace the path of past climate change events, and building better civil infrastructure through data collection. It will also provide dedicated pathways for academic research requirements. Full Story