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Medicare to penalize hospitals with highest rate of HACs

More than 700 hospitals are set to have their Medicare payments lowered by 1 percent in the fiscal year 2015 due to failure to reduce hospital-acquired condition rates and meet patient safety benchmarks put in place by the Affordable Care Act.

More Americans struggle with healthcare costs

Managing healthcare costs is increasingly seen as a hardship among Americans, according to a New York Times investigation.

Federal government, states unprepared for infectious outbreak

The United States is woefully underprepared for potential future disease outbreaks, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Docs divided on today's most pressing ethical dilemmas

Many of the ethical dilemmas facing physicians today are as old as medicine itself, but the environment under which doctors must make these decisions has grown more intense, according to experts who weighed in on  Medscape's  2014 Ethics Survey.

Most states fail on physician quality information for second year

Nearly 90 percent of states received a failing grade for transparency of information on physician quality, according to a new report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

Just how safe are ambulatory surgery centers?

The rise in popularity of ambulatory surgery centers as an alternative to hospitals have made safety concerns about the facilities difficult to ignore, according to a  Kaiser Health News  article.

Chaplains: Unsung heroes of Ebola prevention efforts

Hospital chaplains' efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola have gone largely ignored in the frenzy over the deadly virus, according to  Religion and Politics.

HHS awards $665M to states in healthcare innovation initiative

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday announced the second round of grants as part of its State Innovation Models Initiative, awarding a total of more than $665 million to be split among 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Are Teaching Health Centers a better way to train primary care physicians?

If primary care isn't practiced in hospitals, why does future primary care physician training take place in them? That's the question raised by Bruce Koeppen, M.D., founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, in a recent column for  LiveScience.  

Why the physician-patient relationship is not one-on-one

There's a coincidental theme running through a few of this week's top stories, and it has to do with the challenge of relating to patients when they're not quite themselves. Let's...