• Late Move to Dump ‘Essential’ Benefits Could Strand Chronically Ill

    A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average consumer’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, said experts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • AMA: Surprise Surveys Improve Mortality Rates

    A new AMA study found that patients are less likely to die if they are treated on the same day as a surprise Joint Commission survey.

  • GOP Bill’s Unheralded Changes In Rules Could Undermine Health of Neediest

    An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would require the millions of Medicaid enrollees who signed up under the Obamacare expansion to renew their coverage every six months — twice as often as under current law.

  • Editor’s Note

    An apology to our readers for the late arrival of PSQI to your inboxes. The last gasp of winter struck the New England area on Tuesday and our remote office was without power for almost 30 hours.

  • VA Shoulders Drug Diversion Blame

    Drug diversion is a common problem that all healthcare facilities must combat and the VA has come under renewed scrutiny following reports that its response to drug theft by its own workers has been inadequate.