Overtime among nurses is relatively common, but the practice can lead to decreased collaboration with other nurses or physicians even if it's just an hour over the nurse's shift, according to new research.
Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men ages 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of healthcare experts.
The CMS has cleared Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare following an investigation into its safety protocols after a mental health staffer assaulted patients.
Home health agencies are treating sicker patients, yet they lack some of the basic tools needed to prevent infections.
Evidence-based processes and protocols are used to ensure care is the same across all hospitals at the health systems ranked highest by IBM Watson Health.
Several medical associations blasted a value-based payment system created by MACRA for potentially causing harm to patients and sparking millions of dollars in financial penalties for providers.
HHS wants to delay implementing several planned changes to federal policy that governs research on people and human biological specimens.
Clinicians who are assaulted by patients often don't report the incidents and when they do, hospitals are inconsistent in their response. The nation's largest accrediting body wants to change that.
Providers are eager to find ways to reduce readmissions, but two new post-acute discharge-related CMS measures don't appear to be the solution.
The CMS has revealed that physicians may be overprescribing psychotherapeutic medication to children on Medicaid or CHIP, which may be due to inadequate access to behavioral health specialists.
Risk-averse accountable care organizations are the largest reason why the federal government hasn't yet been able to profit from the program, and they have cost the CMS $384 million in three years, according to a new report.
The American Dental Association announced a new policy Monday that "essentially says eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible," said Dr. Joseph Crowley, the group's president. The Chicago-based group represents around 161,000 dentists.