Hospitals don't provide patients much quality data on skilled nursing facilities during the discharge process, study finds; Advisory Board lines up everything you need to know about health care reform beyond the Affordable Care Act; and more.
A group of British infectious disease experts in a new article argue that doctors should abandon current guidelines directing patients to finish their prescribed course of antibiotics even after their symptoms dissipate—but some say calls to abandon that practice are premature.
CMS on Tuesday announced Patrick Conway, who holds multiple leadership positions at the agency, is leaving to take over as CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia.
The bipartisan group of health policy experts say their suggestions are intended to help keep the individual health insurance market stable "until a longer-term resolution can be achieved and, most importantly, to protect coverage and health care access."
Advisory Board's Eric Fontana says the firm's analysis of Medicare fee-for-service claims indicates that 48 percent of the nearly 275,000 total knee replacement cases without major complications performed in 2016 could theoretically be candidates for an ambulatory procedure.
Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, says, "In most of the country, the [individual health insurance] market would be stable if not for significant uncertainty about what the ... Trump administration will do."
The man who published the go-to reference guide for setting secure passwords says he got it all wrong. Now, Bill Burr and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are revising their recommendations. Here's what you need to know about that effort and Advisory Board's best practices for password security.
Inspired by slug slime, researchers have developed a new adhesive that could provide an alternative to staples and sutures—and also open new opportunities for wound care, according to a paper in the journal Science.