A federal judge on Monday ordered HHS to come up with a remedial measure that would address hospital payment cuts under Medicare's 340B drug discount program for 2018 and 2019, which the judge previously ruled were unlawful.
Gundersen Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health System on Tuesday said they've begun discussing potentially merging, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Wisconsin.
The desire to be perfect can inspire people to perform at their very best and delivery high-quality work, but it also can cause "unnecessary anxiety and slow you down," Rebecca Knight writes in Harvard Business Review. Knight rounds up six expert-backed ways to "harness the positives of your perfectionism while mitigating the negatives."
After Meghan Candee, a pediatric neurologist, took her young daughter to the ED to treat a small cut under her eyebrow, she was stunned to learn that a plastic surgeon had charged her insurer more than $25,000 for placing a single stitch. Here's why plastic surgery so often leads to "surprise" medical bills—and how lawmakers are cracking down, Michele Andrews writes for Kaiser Health News.
Identifying John and Jane Doe patients when they arrive at the hospital can be a high-stakes game of detective for hospital staff. Writing for Kaiser Health News/NPR's "Shots," Susan Abram explores what it takes to identify an unidentified patient.