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The Group That Governs U.S. Transplant Policies Voted to Require Testing of At-Risk Organ Donors for Chagas Disease

Bob Naedele died in 2018 after receiving a heart infected with the parasite that causes Chagas disease. The change in U.S. screening policy could prevent such deaths in the future.


Congressional Committee, Regulators Question Cigna System That Lets Its Doctors Deny Claims Without Reading Patient Files

The probes follow an investigation by ProPublica and The Capitol Forum that Cigna allows its doctors to reject hundreds of thousands of claims a month.

Minnesota Board of Nursing Executive Director Steps Down Amid Accusations of Mismanagement

The Minnesota Nursing Board was weighing terminating Executive Director Kimberly Miller, who had been criticized for a growing backlog of complaints against nurses.


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Series: Arterial Motives: The Big Business of Clogged Arteries

Series: The Hospice Hustle: How a Visionary Movement Became a Plaything for Profiteers

Series: Culture of Cruelty: Inside Illinois’ Mental Health System

Series: Stillbirths: When Babies Die Before Taking Their First Breath

Series: Crisis Point: How New York Wrecked Mental Health Care for Kids

Series: HeartWare: Deadly Malfunctions, FDA Inaction and Vulnerable Patients

Series: St. Jude’s Unspent Billions: Behind the Hospital’s Claims to Donors

Families looking pensive at an edifice made of paperwork protecting doctors and lawyers talking to each other.

Series: Birth Rights: Investigating Florida’s NICA Program

Series: State of Denial: Inside Arizona’s Division of Developmental Disabilities

Series: Critical Condition: Investigating the Business of Oklahoma’s Rural Hospitals

Series: Coronavirus: The U.S. Response to COVID-19

Series: Opioid Billionaires: The Deceptive Marketing of OxyContin

Series: A 911 Emergency: Rhode Island’s Deadly 911 Flaws

Series: The $3 Million Research Breakdown: University of Illinois at Chicago’s Troubling Study

Series: Sloan Kettering’s Crisis: A Reckoning Over Industry Ties

Series: A Sick System: Repeat Attacks After Pleading Insanity

Series: Trauma After Tragedy: PTSD in First Responders

Series: Stuck Kids: Illinois Children Languish in Psychiatric Hospitals

Series: Health Insurance Hustle: The Confounding Way We Pay for Care

Series: Heart Failure: The Decline of a Historic Transplant Program

Series: Lost Mothers: Maternal Care and Preventable Deaths

Series: Wasted Medicine: Squandered Health Care Dollars

Series: Policing Patient Privacy: Patient Privacy and Medical Care

Series: Examining Medicare: A Closer Look at Medicare Part B

Series: Obamacare and You: The Rollout of the Affordable Care Act

Series: Overdose: Acetaminophen and Accidental Overdoses

Series: Nursing Homes

Series: Patient Safety: Exploring Quality of Care in the U.S.

Series: Dialysis: High Costs and Hidden Perils of a Treatment Guaranteed to All

Series: Dollars for Doctors: How Industry Money Reaches Physicians

Series: Omniscan: Specter of MRI Disease Haunts General Electric

Series: When Caregivers Harm: America’s Unwatched Nurses

685 stories published since 2013

¿Tiene una arteria bloqueada en la pierna? Esto es lo que debe saber.

¿Tiene experiencia con la enfermedad arterial periférica? ¿Ha tenido un procedimiento en su pierna? Cuéntenos al respecto.

Cenas con bistec, representantes de ventas y procedimientos riesgosos: Dentro del gran negocio de las arterias obstruidas

En el “salvaje oeste” de la atención vascular ambulatoria, los médicos pueden obtener grandes pagos a medida que los pacientes arriesgan la vida y las extremidades

The Group That Governs U.S. Transplant Policies Voted to Require Testing of At-Risk Organ Donors for Chagas Disease

Inside the Preventable Deaths That Happened Within a Prominent Transplant Center

In the “Wild West” of Outpatient Vascular Care, Doctors Can Reap Huge Payments as Patients Risk Life and Limb

As Residential Care Homes Expand in Maine, Seniors Don’t Always Get the Care They Need

Hospitals in Two States Denied an Abortion to a Miscarrying Patient. Investigators Say They Broke Federal Law.

Congressional Committee, Regulators Question Cigna System That Lets Its Doctors Deny Claims Without Reading Patient Files

Minnesota Board of Nursing Executive Director Steps Down Amid Accusations of Mismanagement

The Shadowy Financial Empire Built Around Liberty HealthShare Is Showing Signs of Strain

Coverage of Gender-Affirming Care Is an Unequal Patchwork

Health Insurance Claim Denied? See What Insurers Said Behind the Scenes

What You Need to Know About Stillbirths

After Pandemic Delays, FDA Still Struggling to Inspect Foreign Drug Manufacturers

Utah’s Secretive Medical Malpractice Panels Make It Even Harder to Sue Providers

Minnesota Lets Nurses Practice While Disciplinary Investigations Drag On. Patients Keep Getting Hurt.

How Abortion Bans Are Impacting Pregnant Patients Across the Country

How Cigna Saves Millions by Having Its Doctors Reject Claims Without Reading Them

Federal Study Calls U.S. Stillbirth Rate “Unacceptably High” and Recommends Action

Have You Faced Barriers to Getting Gender-Affirming Care? Help Us Investigate.

This Georgia County Spent $1 Million to Avoid Paying for One Employee’s Gender-Affirming Care

Au bord de la catastrophe

Ayude a ProPublica y The Salt Lake Tribune a investigar las agresiones sexuales en Utah

94 mujeres alegan que un médico de Utah las agredió sexualmente. Esta es la razón por la que un juez desestimó su caso.

Doctors Warned Her Pregnancy Could Kill Her. Then Tennessee Outlawed Abortion.

How Obamacare Enabled a Multibillion-Dollar Christian Health Care Cash Grab

Minnesota May Chart Its Own Path Dealing With Anti-Abortion Counseling Centers

On the Edge

Help Us Report on Assisted Living Facilities in Maine

A Christian Health Nonprofit Saddled Thousands With Debt as It Built a Family Empire Including a Pot Farm, a Bank and an Airline

Tennessee Lobbyists Oppose New Lifesaving Exceptions in Abortion Ban

Help ProPublica and The Salt Lake Tribune Investigate Sexual Assault in Utah

94 Women Allege a Utah Doctor Sexually Assaulted Them. Here’s Why a Judge Threw Out Their Case.

Regulators Overhaul Inspections of Hospice Providers

Senators Demand Answers About “Alarming” Reports of Excessive and Risky Artery Procedures on Veterans

Do You Have Experience With Peripheral Artery Disease? Have You Had a Procedure on Your Leg? Tell Us About It.

Steak Dinners, Sales Reps and Risky Procedures: Inside the Big Business of Clogged Arteries

Here’s What States Are Doing to Abortion Rights in 2023

The Tests Are Vital. But Congress Decided That Regulation Is Not.

Pressure Mounts for Hospice Reform

Medicare Keeps Spending More on COVID-19 Testing. Fraud and Overspending Are Partly Why.

Congress and Industry Leaders Call for Crackdown on Hospice Fraud

Medical Care and Politics Go Hand in Hand at a Chicago Safety Net Hospital

How to Research Your Hospice (and Avoid Hospice Fraud)

She Wanted an Abortion. A Judge Said She Wasn’t Mature Enough to Decide.

Endgame: How the Visionary Hospice Movement Became a For-Profit Hustle

What Will UnitedHealth’s New Trove of Claims Data Mean for Consumers?

A Florida Fund for Injured Kids Raided Medicaid. Now It’s Repaying $51 Million.