A child is under observation for Ebola infection at the University of Chicago Medical Center after presenting with a fever during screening at the city's O'Hare International Airport.
Physician advocates are warning doctors to pay close attention to the CMS' recently released Physician Quality Reporting System data submission deadlines, because the 2014 data they report will be used to calculate their future Medicare payments.
A CMS announcement that many doctors will see their 2015 Medicare payments cut by 1% for failing to meet federal electronic health-record incentive-payment program standards has provoked strong reactions from physician and hospital groups.
The Consumer Price Index for hospitals increased 0.2% last month as prices for inpatient care edged upward. The Consumer Price Index for the year that ended in November shows a 4.7% increase in hospital prices, compared with 4.4% growth the prior year.
Patients are more frequently being called consumers, partners and clients as healthcare providers focus attention on experience and satisfaction. But in a Dec. 13 blog post, some clinicians suggested a downside of using these descriptions, saying the terms don't capture the complexity of the...
Hospitals are further along in upgrading their electronic health-record systems to where they need to be than had seemed possible only a month ago, according to new data from the CMS.
Legislation allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who request it was advanced Monday by a New Jersey Senate committee.
Chicago's public health commissioner, Dr. Bechara Choucair, will join Trinity Health to lead the Livonia, Mich.-based system's safety net and community benefit programs.
Dr. Vivek Murthy was confirmed by the Senate Monday to become the next surgeon general, more than a year after he was nominated by President Barack Obama. The vote was 51-43 in favor of approving his nomination for the public health advocacy post, with only one Republican voting to confirm.
The CMS now suggests payments from drug and device companies for continuing medical education must be reported to the Open Payments database if the contributors learn which doctors lead the sessions.
Washington State University's board of regents on Friday approved the designs for a teaching health clinic on the WSU Spokane campus.
Catholic Health Initiatives lost more on its operations in the quarter that ended Sept. 30 than it did in the entire previous year, according to the system's just-released financial statements.