A former patient of embattled Fairview Health Services testified at a U.S. Senate hearing in St. Paul Wednesday about being hit up for payment while writhing in pain on an emergency room gurney.
The Minnesota Medical Association says it wants to work with health plans to develop a better process for prescription drug approval.
The CEO of Fairview Health Services, a major Minnesota health system under investigation for bill collection practices, is leaving that position at the end of July.
A low-income group under age 65 falls into a kind of no-man's land for affordable coverage. They earn too much to qualify for assistance through Medicaid, but not enough to afford even subsidized commercial insurance.
Minnesota Commerce Department officials say federal officials will review the state's progress on developing a key part of the federal health care overhaul next week.
The federal government is proposing to temporarily raise Medicaid payment rates for primary care doctors in Minnesota and nationwide.
A Twin Cities-area program that serves adults with disabilities and complex medical conditions has won a major innovation grant under the federal health care law.
The federal government will delay carrying out a key part of the health care overhaul that is aimed at shedding light on the financial relationships between doctors, drug companies, and medical device makers.
Rural Minnesota health leaders say their communities not only face shortages of nurses and doctors, but of many other health care workers as well.
Seven Minnesota community health centers will share in more than $15 million under new grants provided under the federal health care overhaul.
A small number of Minnesotans could receive a rebate as part of the federal health care law's new insurance regulations.
Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson will testify before a joint congressional hearing Wednesday about accountability in Minnesota's Medicaid program in a controversy that is only the latest in a long line of skirmishes between states and the federal government over Medicaid funding.
Minnesota will turn over to the federal government about $15 million in Medicaid money donated to the state by an HMO last year.
Some Republican state lawmakers want the Minnesota human services commissioner to have a contingency plan in place if the federal health care law's Medicaid expansion is either struck down or repealed.
The state's largest physician group, the Minnesota Medical Association, says doctors and clinics that treat Medicaid and MinnesotaCare patients should get a share of an estimated extra $35 million coming into the state's coffers this summer.