November 7, 2019
Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) have decreased nationwide, according to a recent CDC report, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests CMS' HAC Program is not behind the decrease.
November 6, 2019
Haven—the joint health care venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase—in 2020 will pilot two health plans on 30,000 JPMorgan employees in Arizona and Ohio, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Google Health Vice President David Feinberg at a conference last week outlined a vision for an electronic health record search function powered by Google technology.
The American Academy of Pediatricians recently issued a report recommending pediatricians help children who are not progressing academically in school, saying poor academic performance should be addressed like other complex pediatric problems.
November 5, 2019
A coalition of medical groups are calling on Congress and the Trump administration to more closely regulate tobacco and e-cigarette companies as the number of cases of a vaping-linked lung illness exceeds 1,800.
HHS on Friday issued a proposed rule that would allow entities that receive grants from federal health agencies to choose not to work with people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Doctors from the hospital that treated a patient who died after a fecal microbiota transplant published a case study on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine that offers more details on the case as well as another case in which a patient became severely ill from the procedure.
When a seven-year-old boy from Germany went to the hospital with his tongue stuck in a bottle, a doctor relied on his wine bottle opening skills to help the boy, according to a case study published Thursday in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology.
November 4, 2019
CMS on Friday released a final rule to update Medicare's Hospital Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems for calendar year 2020, in which the agency said it will continue to implement site-neutral payment cuts and cuts under Medicare's 340B Drug Discount Program, despite separate court rulings striking down the policies.
CMS on Friday issued a final rule to update the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP) for calendar year 2020, which includes policies to shift QPP's Merit-based Incentive Payment System to a new conceptual framework and update evaluation and management visit payment rates.
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