Two senators introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to address the contentious two-midnight rule for hospital inpatient stays by establishing new guidelines for the CMS. The measure resembles one already being considered in the House....
Tenet Healthcare Corp. is partnering with Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Tenet is following the lead of other publicly traded chains that have allied with academic medical centers to capitalize on the academic center's brand and clinical expertise...
Coverage for a one-time hepatitis C screening may soon be available for all Medicare beneficiaries born between 1945 and 1965. But new recommendations are already raising ethical and financial issues in the healthcare community over what to do with the millions who could be diagnosed....
President Barack Obama is proposing more than $400 billion in cuts to Medicare over the next decade in his fiscal 2015 budget, an almost identical amount to what he recommended last year. But those cuts are heavily weighted toward future years, with only $3.5 billion occurring in 2015....
The Food and Drug Administration will get a 1% funding increase from President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal 2015 budget, a level some say is not enough to cover the agency's new responsibilities and the increasingly global nature of the products it regulates....
The Obama administration decision to allow renewals for plans not compliant with the ACA into 2016 was met with a tepid response from state regulators and insurers. They expressed concern that the... FULL STORY »
Two senators introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to address the contentious two-midnight rule for hospital inpatient stays by establishing new guidelines for the CMS. The measure resembles one... FULL STORY »
Epic Systems Corp. has been selected by drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp. as the provider of an electronic health-record system for its MinuteClinic division, a deal that will extend Epic's... FULL STORY »
By Steven Ross Johnson | March 06, 2014
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Young people who tried electronic cigarettes had a greater likelihood of smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new study, further raising concerns over whether the devices serve as a... FULL STORY »
By Paul Demko and Jessica Zigmond | March 04, 2014
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President Barack Obama is proposing more than $400 billion in cuts to Medicare over the next decade in his fiscal 2015 budget, an almost identical amount to what he recommended last year. But those... FULL STORY »
An estimated 22% of patients at skilled-nursing facilities experienced preventable injuries, such as medication errors, falls and infections, and had to stay longer in the hospital, according to a... FULL STORY »
Doctors in some hospitals may prescribe three times as many antibiotics as doctors in other hospitals for patients receiving the same type of care, a new CDC Vital Signs Report finds. The variability... FULL STORY »
A void that has existed for testing and certifying computer software systems for managing physician office practices is about to be filled by two organizations that are jointly creating a program. FULL STORY »
With minutes remaining before jury selection started, Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla., announced a surprise $85 million settlement with prosecutors Monday that could resolve the first half of a... FULL STORY »