July 16, 2019
A patient's chances of being discharged with good neurologic functions after an in-hospital cardiac arrest increases when hospitals have a higher share of nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing, according to a study published this month in Health Affairs.
Evidence shows that urinary tract infections are becoming increasingly resistant to the routine course of antibiotics, leading to more serious illnesses, increased hospitalizations, and extended discomfort for patients.
WakeMed Health & Hospitals pioneered the use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for heart surgery with dramatic results, seeing intensive care unit stays and readmissions fall and achieving estimated cost savings.
July 15, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Thursday advanced a bill to address so-called "surprise" medical bills by setting a benchmark payment rate for out-of-network services.
CMS on Thursday released a proposed rule to update certain Medicare payment regulations under the Home Health Prospective Payment System and increase payments for home health agencies by 1.3%.
A federal appeals court on Thursday denied a request for an emergency stay on a recent ruling that allows HHS' final rule to bar health care providers and clinics that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.
July 12, 2019
CMS on Wednesday issued a proposed rule to implement a mandatory bundled payment model intended to replace Medicare's current fee-for-service payment model for radiation oncology in certain geographic regions.
Google is working to become a major player in the health care industry and now, with the help of Harvard Medical School, the tech giant is learning how doctors think.
HHS on Tuesday announced that the department is launching a Quality Summit that aims to bring together government officials and health care industry stakeholders to discuss how HHS quality programs should be evaluated, adapted, and streamlined to help promote value-based care and bolster patient outcomes.
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