How To Avoid A Return Trip To The HospitalHospital readmission rates have been falling, which is exactly how the hospitals want it to be under new health care laws. Part of this is because more attention is being paid to the transition from hospital care to homecare… and also because the overall quality of home care has improved, with RNs, CNAs and LVNs taking specialized roles.
Cost Of Healthcare Coverage Going Up For California PlansCalifornians buying individual health plans on the state insurance exchange will see an average increase of about 4 percent in premiums for the second year in a row.
California's Medicaid Enrollment Surpasses ProjectionsMedi-Cal's rapid growth is now putting financial pressure on a state that was quick to embrace the federal health care initiative. Five years ago the overall cost of the program was $91.5 billion. Today, it's $115.4 billion.
Riverside Family Sues Nurse After Traces Of Chemical Found On Shirt Of Burned ChildA Riverside family is suing a nurse and a home-health agency after a young special-needs boy was severely burned while under care.
35 California Counties Extend Health Care To ImmigrantsThe decision was made Thursday by the County Medical Services Program. That program provides health services to the poor in the mostly rural, sparsely populated counties.
Union Offers Free Help Getting Signed Up For Obamacareovered California hopes to get 500,000 additional California residents enrolled.
Health Care Exchange Sign-Ups Exceeding Last YearMore than 144,000 residents have selected Covered California plans this year on the marketplace, which was created as part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
Deadline Looms For ACA Enrollees To Verify US CitizenshipAbout half of 100,000 Californians who enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act still must prove they are in this country legally to continue to receive benefits.
What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Governor Approves Changes To Covered California BoardGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California's health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.
3 Indicted In Involvement In $50 Million Healthcare SchemeA federal grand jury indicted three Southern California residents Wednesday who prosecutors say were involved in a fraudulent health insurance scheme involving more than $50 million worth of unneeded medical procedures.
LA Doctor Charged With $33 Million Medicare Fraud Dr. Robert A. Glazer, 67, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He was arrested May 13 and is free on bond, according to the U.S. attorney's office.