April 19, 2019
CMS this week released proposed rules that would increase payments for inpatient rehab facilities and inpatient psychiatric facilities by 2.3%, or $195 million, and 1.7%, or $75 million, respectively, for fiscal year 2020.
A study of 100,000 people released earlier this month shows 23andMe's genetic test would have missed identifying the increased breast cancer risk of nearly 90% of women who carry a BRCA mutation, which increases their likelihood of cancer.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
April 17, 2019
FDA on Tuesday ordered the two remaining manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants to immediately stop selling and distributing the products in the United States, citing safety concerns.
April 16, 2019
Prosecutors in Tennessee have charged a nurse with reckless homicide and patient abuse for a fatal medical error—but some experts say the "unprecedented" charge could jeopardize patient safety by making hospital staff hesitant to report errors.
April 8, 2019
Hearts and lungs donated from people who were hepatitis C-positive can be safely transplanted into non-infected patients, according to a study published last week.
FDA on Wednesday sent warning letters to at least 20 companies the agency believes are offering unapproved stem-cell treatments and products to consumers.
A growing number of doctors are working beyond retirement age, and patients being treated by these aging doctors might "wonder whether [their] doctor is still competent" and if they should be looking for a younger physician, Jonathan Maltz, a 70-year-old family physician, writes in a Washington Post perspective.
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