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CMS adds new quality measures to two Compare sites

CMS adds new quality measures to two Compare sites

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 12, 2017

The CMS announced Tuesday that it added four new quality measures for healthcare consumers to view on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility and Long-Term Care Hospital Compare websites.

Salmonella outbreak has CDC squawking about city chickens

Salmonella outbreak has CDC squawking about city chickens

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2017

Since January, nearly 1,000 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from chickens and ducks in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The CDC says that toll was four times higher than in 2015.

Data Points: Nursing home quality

Data Points: Nursing home quality

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 21, 2017

The hospital industry is keenly interested in how well patients are cared for after they are discharged. Some stats from HHS' Office of Inspector General indicate that the quality of care at nursing homes is slipping.

Sepsis mortality rate on the rise

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 25, 2017

A new JAMA study that analyzed clinical data of 2.9 million patients found the number of sepsis deaths grew from 2009 to 2014 despite old findings that showed mortality was decreasing.

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