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Healthcare providers set sights on women's health

Amid the healthcare industry's increased focus on improving the health of certain populations, more providers have started to cater directly to one key type of healthcare consumer--women.

New report sheds light on link between hospitals, women's healthcare

Hospital administrators that want to strengthen their organizations' relationships with female patients should emphasize care quality and outcomes, which women tend to prioritize over cost, according to a new report from Healthgrades.

How insurers can help new moms resolve breastfeeding challenges

Having a baby can be the happiest time in a woman's life. Those wonderful newborn eyes are just beaming with love as they look at their new mom for the first time. Their little tiny fingers grip...

Lactation coverage falls short of ACA requirements

Although the healthcare reform law requires insurers beef up coverage of lactation consultants, breast pumps and other breastfeeding-related services, many companies still aren't paying for the care--or even including lactation consultants in their networks, reported the New York Times.

VA grants for women's health programs expand telehealth efforts

Women's care with a special emphasis on telehealth is at the forefront of 33 grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to VA facilities.

Insurers' coverage of breast pumps, lactation services varies

Amid all the talk about the reform law's insurance implications is a little known provision that requires a new benefit for insurers to cover--breast pumps and lactation consultant visits--that went into effect Jan. 1.

Cutting off Planned Parenthood could increase ER visits

A move by Texas lawmakers to avoid using Planned Parenthood for healthcare delivery could lead to a deterioration of women's health and potentially drive more of them toward hospital emergency rooms to seek care, concluded a study by George Washington University.

Don't let embarrassment impede physician-patient communication

You know those pesky, but often important "by the way" questions patients tend to ask just as your hand reaches for the doorknob at the end of an appointment? A lot of them relate to sensitive issues

Women's service lines to boom under ACOs

Women's health services could hold significant potential in accountable care organizations (ACOs) via healthcare reform. "Gender-specific care for women is just now starting to be explored," said

Will mandatory contraception coverage increase costs?

To the dismay of many health payers, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) moved quickly to act upon recent recommendations requiring insurers provide free contraceptives and other