The CMS has awarded seven organizations a total of $26.6 million to develop quality measures that address areas of care that aren't currently included in the Quality Payment Program.
One hundred years ago this month, the “mother of all pandemics was sweeping the world. The flu pandemic, caused by an airborne H1N1 virus, killed an estimated 1% to 2% of the world's population, primarily young and often healthy adults in 1918 and 1919.
HHS wants to work with private companies like venture capital firms and startup incubators to discuss strategies to accelerate investment, innovation and research in healthcare.
A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.