Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities

Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News March 1, 2020 An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities, where residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of […]

Medicare Fraud

.       Whistleblower Alleges Medicare Fraud At Iconic Seattle-Based Health Plan Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case. Teresa Ross, a former medical […]

Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills

.       Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News In April 2018, 9-year-old Christian Bolling was hiking with his parents and sister in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, near their home in Roanoke. While climbing some boulders, he lost his footing and fell down a rocky […]

FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Tissue Policy Impact Medical Research?

.       FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Tissue Policy Impact Medical Research? Michelle Andrews The announcement this week that the federal government is changing its policy on the use of human fetal tissue in medical research is designed to please anti-abortion groups that have strongly supported President Donald Trump. But it could […]