At least three patients died last year at a Southern California hospital in a bacterial outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newspaper report Thursday.
Officials for St. John Providence Health System have been told that St. John River District Hospital in St. Clair, Mich., is back in compliance with Medicare standards and a decision to terminate the hospital's participation in Medicare has been rescinded.
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.
When a medical error results in death, it's not reported explicitly as a cause of death to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or on death certificates, and it is not easily tracked through the ICD coding system.
The CMS has delayed plans to roll out a star-rating system intended to help consumers make informed health coverage decisions when shopping on HealthCare.gov.
Other high-risk industries set age limits. Should there be one for doctors? More than 99,000 U.S. physicians 70 and older had an active license to practice medicine in 2014. Some experts are concerned age-related issues like vision loss and poor mobility might lead to patient safety lapses. Share...
Press Ganey has acquired Avatar International Holding Co. as well as its subsidiary, Avatar International.
It's a tough feat keeping track of people unnecessarily racking up mileage in the ER or making sure they take their medications on time. But if Rush Health in Chicago can hit certain quality measures and cut medical costs while doing so, they can essentially get a financial bonus from Cigna.
A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered second-degree burns, blistering and symptoms of dehydration.
Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
The CMS is preparing to cull the number of quality metrics that physicians have to report as it rolls three quality-incentive programs into what Congress conceived as a more harmonized framework.
Dr. Andrew Bindman has been named director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, effective May 2. Sharon Arnold has served as acting director since March, when Richard Kronick stepped down. Kronick had led AHRQ, a division of HHS, since August 2013.