Dr. Alex Jahangir, executive medical director of the Trauma Patient Care Center and vice president for business development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses how Nashville’s health systems responded to the COVID-19 crisis.
Dr. Alex Jahangir, executive medical director of the Trauma Patient Care Center and vice president for business development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, joined The Check Up to discuss his leadership during Nashville's COVID-19 response.
Most of the dozen states that haven’t fully expanded eligibility for Medicaid have extended or plan to extend the postpartum coverage window for new mothers. That could mean improved maternal health, but it’s only part of the puzzle when it comes to reducing the number of preventable maternal deaths in the U.S.
The Biden administration is considering whether Medicaid, which pays the bills for 62% of nursing home residents, should require that most of that funding be used to provide care, rather than for maintenance, capital improvements, or profits.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia said the settlement was the third largest civil penalty ever secured from a hospital system under the act and the largest ever in the Fourth Circuit.
Increasingly, real-world social vacuums have been filled with digital connectivity. For many, that means more time in Zoom meetings. But for some, the isolation has meant finding a common cause in darkened corners of the internet.
Income for Medicare’s hospital insurance fund is projected to be higher than estimates from last year because the number of covered workers who help fund it and their average wages are both expected to be higher.
Covered California and Medi-Cal share a computer system for eligibility and enrollment. Nearly a decade since the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage options in the state, enrollees can be diverted to the wrong program — or dropped altogether — if erroneous information gets into the system.