The Marion County women, who discovered they were among the nearly 100 “secret children” of a former Indianapolis fertility doctor, have filed lawsuits against the producers of the popular Netflix documentary “Our Father.”
Ascension St. Vincent to build small hospital near Purdue
The Indianapolis-based health system said the new hospital will bring inpatient and emergency care into the city of West Lafayette for the first time.Read More
Community Health starts ‘fully integrated cancer program’ with MD Anderson
Community Health Network said the new arrangement with the largest cancer center in the United States will give Hoosiers access to some of the most advanced cancer treatments in the nation.Read More
IU Health says it’s ahead of schedule to meet lawmakers’ affordability demands
In its response to lawmakers, IU emphasized the role of public health in health care costs and called on lawmakers to spend more on public health. It pointed to a recent study that ranked Indiana 47th among states in per-person public health funding.Read More
Navy team leaves Methodist Hospital as COVID-19 cases fall
A U.S. Navy team that was dispatched to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to help relieve overwhelmed staffers during a surge in COVID-19 cases has wrapped up its deployment after 60 days.Read More
This week’s ruling follows efforts by many states and the federal government to help curb health care costs by restricting or eliminating so-called “surprise billing ” and requiring increased price transparency for consumers.
Dr. Brian Leon filed a lawsuit this month against Indiana University Health Care Associates Inc., alleging breach of contract, unpaid wages, fraudulent misrepresentation and numerous other claims.
A new study released Thursday by the Rand Corp. showed that Hoosiers covered by employer health plans paid Indiana hospitals nearly three times—or 292%—of what Medicare would have paid for the same procedures.
In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and resulting health disparities.
When it comes to who is responsible for the high cost of health care, many of the organizations pointed fingers to different players in the wide-ranging industry.
When the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible and up-to-date technologically through a raft of temporary emergency measures.
It has been difficult to find mental health counseling in much of the United States for years. But now, after two years of unrelenting stress, turmoil and grief, many people seeking help are confronting a system at or beyond capacity.
It’s the latest twist in a long-running story involving Dr. Timothy Story, who worked for St. Vincent Medical Group for a decade, but was fired in August 2020 after St. Vincent learned of a federal investigation into his prescribing practices.
The nursing home industry has lost more than 420,000 jobs since the start of the pandemic, reducing its workforce to the size it was 15 years ago. Meanwhile, the aging trend that the U.S. Census Bureau calls the “gray tsunami” looms ever closer.
Case counts fueled by the highly contagious variant have started to level off in some parts of the country hit early by the latest wave, but the entire country is not moving at the same pace.
The bill, which allows nursing schools to increase enrollment and hire more part-time instructors, is widely supported by Indiana hospital systems, nursing schools and the long-term-care industry.
House Speaker Todd Huston and Senate President Rodric Bray sent a joint letter Tuesday to 20 hospital and insurance executives, telling them to submit a plan by April 1 that would lower Indiana’s hospital prices to the national average or lower by 2025.
IU Health sued the physician group last month, claiming trademark infringement and unfair competition, after it learned Methodist Sports Group and Franciscan Health were teaming up on a new hospital.
The state’s largest hospital system said it continues to see “exceptionally high numbers” of COVID-19 patients in all 16 of its hospitals.
In an effort to address ongoing staffing woes, industry groups are seeking to ease some training and regulatory requirements.
The pandemic has highlighted what has long been a barrier to accessing quality medical care in rural areas and communities of color: provider shortages.
Franciscan issued a three-paragraph statement, saying it had “re-examined its next steps” for the COVID-19 vaccine and was now adopting a Jan. 4 deadline to comply with the federal mandate.
The latest suit, dated Monday, was filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states and comes less than a week after another lawsuit challenging the rule was filed in Missouri by a coalition of 10 states.
Indiana University Health, the parent of Methodist Hospital, wants the sports medicine group to drop “Methodist” from its name.