By Editor on July 25, 2012
Thirteen states are moving to cut Medicaid by reducing benefits, paying health providers less or tightening eligibility, even as the federal government prepares to expand the insurance program for the poor to as many as 17 million more people.
By Editor on March 27, 2012
After 34 years in private practice, Indianapolis orthopedic surgeon Philip Ireland last summer gave up his independence. He became an employee of Indiana University Health, which has been gobbling up hospitals and physician practices around the state to give it greater leverage with health insurers, boost referrals and improve care.
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By Editor on February 6, 2012
When the oversized postcard arrived last August from Provena St. Joseph Medical Center promoting a lung cancer screening for current or former smokers over 55, Steven Boyd wondered how the hospital had found him.
By Editor on December 30, 2011
If you’ve had a medical procedure lately, you probably first had blood tests, an imaging test like an MRI or ultrasound, perhaps an electrocardiogram and possibly more.