Keyword: Consumer Reports
States are beginning to require greater upfront transparency regarding who is treating patients and which services are covered by their insurance.
A body of evidence suggests that maintenance of certification is tied to care quality and patient trust, says Dawn Morton-Rias.
East Texas Medical Center has resolved a $43 million judgment against the organization for $9 million.
Providers who participate in the Choosing Wisely campaign see value in it, but a new study finds little growth in awareness of the program.
Lack of public accountability means hospitals have little real incentive to fix safety issues, according to a USA Today report.
Sewage leaks are just one of the many problems at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a newspaper investigation found.
Reversing course, federal health officials withdrew a proposal that would have required private accrediting organizations to publicly release reports of problems they found in healthcare facilities.
A bipartisan Senate health committee held the first of three hearings on the rising costs of prescription drugs but didn’t get very far. In many ways it became a gripe session for Democrats over their Republican counterparts’ closed-door session and secret meetings about their healthcare reform replacement bill.
From Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline: The healthcare industry thrives on ordering up tests and treatments, but some hospitals are urging restraint.
The most common surgery performed in U.S. hospitals is the C-section, and a Consumer Reports study suggests many of those surgeries may be unnecessary.