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Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

By Jay Greene  |  October 15, 2018

Detroit Medical Center faces a surprise quality inspection that could happen any time from state and federal regulators, according to officials from the Chicago office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Private accreditors OK troubled Calif. surgery centers

Private accreditors OK troubled Calif. surgery centers

By Christina Jewett  |  September 20, 2018

A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.

Chicago psychiatric hospital fails to protect suicidal patients

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 18, 2018

The CMS warned that Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, one of the city's largest psychiatric hospitals, is not adequately protecting suicidal patients from harming themselves and could lose its Medicare billing privileges.

2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

By Associated Press  |  September 17, 2018

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.

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