Hospitals that had the worst readmission rates prior to the Affordable Care Act improved the most, the authors found.
Michigan regulators are reviewing whether to reopen an investigation of the Detroit Medical Center after a dirty surgical tool was intercepted before a surgery just one day after the state ended its investigation at the healthcare system, The Detroit News reported.
Agrawal, an emergency medicine physician, was previously director of the Center for Program Integrity at the CMS.
A heroin and opioid pandemic has enveloped the country, reaching into small towns and not sparing New York City. In 2015, 937 city residents died from a heroin overdose, a 17.1% rise over the previous year. Of all overdose deaths in the city that year, 59% involved heroin.