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.
WellCare, Kentucky's primary Medicaid insurer, launched a program to tackle pharmacy shopping, a tactic among opioid abusers who use multiple pharmacies for the same painkiller drugs.
Patient outcomes don't suffer when surgeons perform critical parts of the procedure and then depart for another underway, according to a new JAMA study.
Minnesota failed to comply with safety requirements for a program that provides home-based medical care for elderly patients, an audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General found.
The patient-safety organization recommended healthcare organizations take a proactive approach to cybersecurity to minimize the threat of ransomware and other malware.
The Michigan Nurses Association and several Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital nurses filed a lawsuit alleging the hospital has violated Michigan's public health code by refusing to act on complaints of "unsafe practice or conditions" at the hospital.
In the latest edition of the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade report, performance by hospitals in states varied widely with 832 hospitals earning A's while 964 garnered C's.
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.
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.
A new analysis suggests hospitals should pay more attention to reducing adverse events related to the use of opioids among inpatients.
Opioids accounted for 24% of medication malpractice claims, making it the leading cause of such claims from 2012 to 2016.
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.