HHS on Wednesday issued long-anticipated proposed rules to update anti-kickback and physician-referral regulations so they do not interfere with physicians' ability to participate in value-based payment arrangements.
Under the new law, pharmacists can dispense preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to patients directly, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Colorado, and New York.
Researchers have found a protein that can help prevent certain viruses from spreading through the body, putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the common cold, according to a study published last month in Nature Microbiology.
When managers give feedback to direct reports, they tend to "inflate" it so it comes across more positively than intended, but this tendency can "make it impossible for employees to learn," Michael Schaerer and Roderick Swaab write for Harvard Business Review, outlining why managers sugarcoat criticism—and how they can stop.
The number of U.S. residents diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) hit a record high in 2018, with almost 2.46 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STIs, according to a CDC report released Tuesday.
What is 'value' in health care? It's a term that gets bandied around a lot, but sit down to define it, and you'll likely find yourself struggling to combine terms like 'cost,' 'quality,' 'satisfaction,' 'safety,' and 'outcomes,' into a cogent sentence (with varying degrees of success). Compare that definition against that of others in the industry, and you'll likely find that landing on a consensus is remarkably challenging.