Modern Healthcare's Never Events Database
 
 
 
Effective Oct. 1, 2008, the CMS stopped reimbursing healthcare providers for 11 “never events” -- considered reasonably preventable errors in healthcare delivery. What are the "never event" policies for the various insurers and state associations? Modern Healthcare is tracking those decisions through its Never Events Tracking System.
Vital Signs
Wachter urges focus on reduction of diagnostic errors
By Andis Robeznieks | September 26, 2013
At the sixth International Conference on Diagnostic Error in Medicine on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Wachter gave a quick history of patient safety and...
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News
Healthcare called key driver of federal deficit
By Andis Robeznieks | March 22, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A sober discussion on trimming $4 trillion from the national debt got off to an unusual start. Erskine Bowles, who was co-chairman of a commission on...
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Modern Physician
Researcher: U.S. 'nowhere near' where it should be on medical never events
By Maureen McKinney | December 19, 2012
They might be known by the term "never events," but a newly released analysis from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, finds that serious surgical...
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Project seen cutting colorectal surgical-site infections
By Andis Robeznieks | November 28, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Seven institutions participating in a Joint Commission and American College of Surgeons quality-improvement project to reduce colorectal...
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News
Conn. hospital wins award for progress against HAIs
By Maureen McKinney | October 15, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The 406-bed St. Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital is the recipient of the inaugural Partnership in Prevention Award, a joint project...
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News
Study finds wide variation in ICU infection-control methods
By Maureen McKinney | September 28, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite the looming threat of multidrug-resistant organisms, authors of a new study found wide variations in hospitals' screening and...
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Magazine
Residential therapy | Hospitals take on finding housing for homeless patients, hoping to reduce readmissions, lower costs
By Melanie Evans | September 22, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Charles Sanford left a Minneapolis shelter for his own apartment in June, a move that has meant relief from the anxiety of being homeless and the joy...
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Magazine
CUSP highs and lows | Program data positive, but participation uneven
By Maureen McKinney | September 15, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A four-year federally financed program aimed at reducing rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections made big strides in prevention but...
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