August 6, 2019
WalletHub on Monday released its latest list of the Best & Worst States for Health Care. See where your state ranks with American Health Line's interactive map.
The U.S. infant mortality rate remained stable in 2017 at 5.79 infants per 1,000 live births, and racial disparities in infant mortality persisted, according to a CDC report released Thursday.
August 5, 2019
CMS on Friday issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for fiscal year 2020, which aims to address payment disparities for rural and urban health facilities and increase add-on payments for emerging technologies and therapies.
CMS last week released a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payments for the End-Stage Renal Disease program and aims to promote the adoption of new equipment and supplies among dialysis facilities.
August 2, 2019
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings, which this year recognized 165 hospitals for their performance in at least one of 16 specialties.
HHS and FDA on Wednesday unveiled two potential pathways that entities in the United States could use to safely import drugs from other countries, where they typically are sold at lower prices.
July 26, 2019
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted 19-9 to advance a bipartisan bill aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, but the bill might face opposition in the full Senate unless it undergoes substantial revisions.
Diagnostic errors for cancers, infections, and vascular events accounted for more than 60% of medical malpractice claims over a 10-year period, according to a study published this month in the journal Diagnosis.
July 25, 2019
HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday laid out three of the Trump administration's top health care priorities heading into the 2020 election.
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