> U.S. life expectancy isn't what it could be, that's for sure. It seems that our life expectancy rates are lower than 41 other countries.
Despite a series of problems that might have killed another facility quickly, Los Angeles-based Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital has kept its tenuous hold on life for years. This one, however,
Things were looking a bit ugly for Tenet, which was facing a huge potential liability over a suit claiming it deprived thousands of hospitals of their share of Medicare outlier payments. But, now
Two U.S. Senators have introduced legislation intended to tighten up the $400 million program responsible for providing Medicare technical assistance. The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) was
In theory, physicians have every right to prescribe an off-label use for medications. However, as it turns out, Medicare beneficiaries can't always take advantage of this strategy. Under a recent CMS
> Former CMS head Mark McClellan will soon head a new health care center at think tank the Brookings Institution.
A nurse has been fired and a supervising nurse put on administrative leave in light of yet another ugly incident at Los Angeles-based Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital.Â CMS, which already was
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) is backing the creation of a national "watch list" of nursing homes that don't meet federal health and safety standards. Grassley believes the list should be accessible
In recent months, the California Hospital Association has vigorously challenged the high volume of Medicare denials issued by CMS contractor PRG-Schultz International. PRG-Schultz is part-owned by a
Ambulatory surgery centers are a bit stressed after finding out that CMS wants to pay some of them as little as 65 percent of what hospital outpatient departments are reimbursed. The new regs will