The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.
To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.
More than 50,000 Minnesotans, many who endured long wait times and other glitches with the state’s overburdened health insurance exchange, finally had coverage in place Thursday. What was less clear was how many people who wanted coverage failed to get it.
You don’t have to be a princess to get the royal treatment, when it’s time for baby to arrive. Hospitals around metro have been upgrading the amenities for new moms, from room service and special baby cakes to aromatherapy and photo shoots.
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has regained its place atop U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s best hospitals. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was ranked third.
When you have a heart attack and are rushed to the hospital, you’re not usually thinking about doing some comparison shopping on price. But for the first time Thursday, the U.S. government released pricing information from hospitals around the country. And that data showed vast disparities in the amount hospitals are charging for the same procedures.
Two lawmakers are joining a growing tide of officials pressuring to keep University of Minnesota hospitals in the state’s hands.
Minnesota hospitals and nurses are moving past differences to back a compromise to track and study how patient care units are staffed.
A Minnesota nurses union and the state’s hospitals neared a deal Friday to study and publish more data about medical center staffing plans rather than put minimum requirements for inpatient care into law.
Minnesota lawmakers fell into partisan camps Thursday as a House panel advanced a bill seeking state regulations on the number of nurses working shifts in hospitals.
North Memorial Medical Center announced that it has been placed in HealthGrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals.
An annual report says a rise in serious falls was the main reason for an increase in accidental deaths and serious injuries to patients at Minnesota hospitals last year.
The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.
Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference.
The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.