The consent decree, which stemmed from a feud between the two organizations, aimed to protect in-network access to UPMC for Highmark Health customers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, naming the 10 best children's hospitals in the country as well as the top 50 children's hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.
FDA on Thursday warned providers and patients of the potential life-threatening risks of fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), after a patient who received an FMT was infected with a drug-resistant bacteria and died.
When Ron Naito, who'd been an internist for nearly 40 years, saw the results of his blood test last August, he knew he had terminal cancer—yet none of his providers knew how to break the news. Now, in his final months, he's working to make sure doctors know how to talk to their patients about death, JoNel Aleccia writes for Kaiser Health News.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma in August 2018 warned HHS Secretary Alex Azar against three policy changes that she estimated would decrease Affordable Care Act exchange enrollment by 1.1 million and jeopardize the exchange market, according to an internal memo.
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