November 16, 2018
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
November 15, 2018
Drugmakers increasingly are adopting a new marketing strategy to promote their products on social media—but some experts say the rise of the so-called "patient influencers" raises ethical concerns.
New research suggests the ratings CMS posts on its Nursing Home Compare website do not accurately portray patient safety at the facilities.
November 14, 2018
The Leapfrog Group's latest Fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades show hospitals in some states fared far better than others on patient safety metrics.
Many of the antibiotics people use today could become ineffective within three decades, and experts predict there will be few replacements unless major changes are made to the research and development process.
Major shifts in the health care industry have kept medical malpractice premiums steady for ten years—even as malpractice insurers' premium revenue has decreased, according to recent reports by Fitch Ratings and Medical Liability Monitor.
FDA says Sandoz has voluntarily recalled one lot of Hyzaar, which treats high blood pressure, because an active pharmaceutical ingredient in the tablets from the lot tested positive for an organic chemical classified as a probable human carcinogen.
November 9, 2018
The Leapfrog Group in its latest Hospital Safety Scores awards more than 800 hospitals an "A" grade for safety—but gives more than 1,100 organizations a grade of "C" or below.
Ninety-three percent of clinicians eligible for MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System received a bonus payment for the 2017 performance year, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in a blog post.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar says CMS' Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation plans to test a mandatory Medicare payment model for radiation oncology and new versions of two previously canceled payment models for cardiac care.
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