Only one of New York City's 11 graded hospitals received an "A" in the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade report. Three of Los Angeles' 12 hospitals and six of Chicago's 18 hospitals scored top marks.
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The CMS has cleared Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare following an investigation into its safety protocols after a mental health staffer assaulted patients.
The Senate took a bipartisan step toward helping states fight the opioid epidemic, although several Democratic senators said the proposed legislation wasn't strong enough.
Dr. Nicole Rochester recalls the hurdles she faced while acting as a primary caregiver for her father. She found doctors failed to communicate both with each other and with her family. Rochester's story is part of the series, "No One Is Free From Harm."
A new study finds that 71% of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals.
The White House is standing by VA secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson as key senators delay his confirmation hearing. The senators haven't revealed specific allegations, but they are seeking information on Jackson's conduct.
A GOP bill would add reporting requirements for certain hospitals in the 340B drug discount program. Critics worry the proposal will widen the oversight gap between providers and drug manufacturers.
The CMS wants hospitals to post how much they charge patients for services and, separately, will overhaul the meaningful use program to give providers incentives for interoperability.
Florida awarded nine insurers Medicaid managed-care contracts worth tens of billions of dollars as stakeholders eye opportunities for the program's expansion.
For the past few financial quarters, the Affordable Care Act exchanges have driven higher revenue for St. Louis-based Centene. The three months ended March 31 were no exception.
Texas is revising its Medicaid coverage policies after the CMS and legal advocates voiced concern that the state denied U.S.-born children with foreign parents Medicaid coverage due to their sponsors' income.
The partnership would integrate the two not-for-profit organizations' Northern California facilities in six counties, and follow Providence St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's parent company, new strategic direction.
The group, called Orangeworm, has targeted healthcare providers, medical manufacturers and others in the supply chain.
Health insurance and hospital associations urged HHS to spike the proposed rule to expand access to short-term health insurance, warning it would lead to higher premiums for Affordable Care Act-compliant plans and more uncompensated care delivered at hospitals.
Humana and two private equity firms plan to create the hospice-care giant by combining Curo Health Services and Kindred at Home.
Renton, Wash.-based not-for-profit Providence St. Joseph Health's growing ranks of women executives are taking the system in a new direction that involves extending its ambulatory network, divesting non-core assets and bolstering its digital capabilities, among other initiatives.
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The CMS wants to launch a new model that will allow Medicare enrollees to contract directly with physicians. Advocates warn the approach could undermine access to care for the sickest patients.
Assistant Managing Editor David May recently talked with Dr. Lloyd Minor about trends in training the next generation of physicians, partnerships with local tech giants, including the Apple Heart Study, and what Stanford Medicine is doing to address physician burnout.
A small number of hospitals and health systems are turning to the courts to challenge Anthem's new policies restricting outpatient imaging and emergency department coverage. Attorneys and industry experts disagree on the cases' merits.