A federal judge in Idaho has barred the state from enforcing a strict abortion ban in medical emergencies over concerns that it violates a federal law on emergency care.
The ruling Wednesday evening came after a federal judge this week in Texas made the opposite call, barring the federal government from enforcing a legal interpretation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act that would require Texas hospitals to provide abortion services if the health or life of the mother is at risk.
Patients worried about getting hit with an unexpected bill after emergency care gained a layer of protection this month from a new federal law.
The No Surprises Act prevents doctors or hospitals in many situations from billing insured patients higher rates because the care providers are not in their insurer’s coverage network.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Emergency medical providers in Helena have successfully treated at least nine people facing life-threatening drug overdoses in a 48-hour period, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said Wednesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A surge in coronavirus infections is straining Connecticut hospitals as emergency rooms fill with people who have only mild symptoms and are having trouble finding tests elsewhere, hospital officials and health care workers said Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians who are not in need of emergency care should not visit hospitals for COVID-19 testing and should go to a pharmacy or contact their local health department for more resources instead, said Kentucky's public health commissioner, Dr.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The intensive care unit system in Alaska's largest city is near capacity amid a rise in COVID-19 cases during what is typically a busy season for hospitals.
Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down.
The state wants hospitals to convert them to other purposes, such as providing primary care or mental health services.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature is taking up for a third consecutive year a proposal to expand preventive dental coverage to about 70,000 adults under MaineCare...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Medical staffing is stretched increasingly thin as California hospitals scramble to find beds for patients amid an explosion of coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state's emergency care system...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government may be required to pay billions of dollars in emergency care claims to veterans after a federal court ruled this week that the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly denied reimbursements for such care received at non-VA facilities...
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Katy parents now have more emergency facility choices for “round-the-clock care” for their feverish children.
Memorial Hermann Katy, located at 23960 Katy Freeway, has opened a new 24-hour Pediatric Emergency Center where Katy area parents can take their children who might be feeling unwell.
Dr. Peter Jacoby has worked in emergency medicine for decades, and still doesn’t always know whether a patient is seriously ill as soon as he sees him or her.
“Just recently I had someone come in, writhing with belly pain that turned out to be nothing,” said Jacoby, chairman of the emergency department at St.