The New York State Department of Health has identified 10 outbreaks of foodborne illnesses since 2012 by tracking reviews on Yelp, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Missouri, and New York.
Nonprofit hospitals' spending on community benefits has remained relatively stagnant since the Affordable Care Act was enacted—despite a provision intended to spur hospital investment in such efforts, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says the state's Medicaid program under the waiver will serve as a "model for the nation," though same stakeholders say they plan to sue Kentucky over the waiver's requirements.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) on Thursday voted 14-2 in favor of urging Congress to end the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program and replace it with a new voluntary value-based payment program.
Sales of a drug that protects against radioactive iodine surged after President Trump tweeted that his "nuclear button" is "bigger" and "more powerful" than North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's, JoNel Aleccia writes for Kaiser Health News—but CDC warns the pills can have dangerous side effects and shouldn't be taken except at the guidance of public health authorities.