A patient's decision to leave a hospital against medical advice can be "contentious," and as the health care industry moves toward patient-centered care, providers are seeking new ways to engage patients in finding alternatives to A.M.A. discharges, Paula Span writes for the New York Times' "The New Old Age."
Two of the cases stemmed from people eating raw oysters, while the other two involved people who exposed open wounds to water in the state, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Ohio, and Oregon.
Here are the key details of how the revised Senate GOP health care bill would change Medicaid, the individual market, and more—including a provision that would allow insurers to sell exchange plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act's requirements.
The House bill to reauthorize FDA's user-fee agreements set to expire at the end of September now goes to the Senate, which must decide whether to take up its own version of the bill and reconcile it with the House-approved legislation or move forward with the House's bill.
In a summary of the draft Labor-HHS funding bill for fiscal year 2018, House lawmakers note that most of the proposed cuts do not go as far as President Trump requested in his proposed budget, although total HHS funding would decline by $542 million.
Michael Barnett, a co-author of the analysis and an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says, "Our findings confirm that Medicaid programs are fulfilling their mission to provide access to necessary medical care."