'Rating the raters': How US News, Healthgrades, Leapfrog, and CMS stack up

Prominent hospital rating systems are highly influential, but they also can generate contradictory results that do not always align with clinicians' own assessments, a group of authors write in NEJM Catalyst. Here's how they graded several top rating programs—from 'A' to 'F.'

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See the 13 graphic cigarette warning labels FDA just proposed

FDA on Thursday unveiled 13 proposed graphic warning labels about the health risks of smoking that, if finalized, would appear on the packaging of all cigarettes sold in the United States. See the new warning labels—and what experts are saying about their effectiveness.

13 states take Trump admin to court over 'public charge' rule

Thirteen states and two California counties this week filed lawsuits against the Trump administration's final rule that will allow federal officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits when reviewing their residency applications.

Weekend reads: Have you cried at work? You're not alone.

The benefits to being an "extreme" morning lark, a monster-sized penguin just discovered in New Zealand, and more.

An appeals court just reinstated the controversial 2017 DSH payment rule (and it could cost some hospitals millions)

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court's ruling and reinstated a 2017 rule that changed how CMS calculates Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital (DSH) payments to ensure providers are not doubly compensated for care costs covered by third-party insurers.

Planned Parenthood plans to exit Title X family planning program

Planned Parenthood on Wednesday announced it will formally withdraw from the Title X federal family planning program by Aug. 19 unless a federal court blocks the Trump administration's rule, which bars clinics that receive Title X funds from providing or referring patients to non-emergency abortion care, AP/Modern Healthcare reports.

Around the nation: AMA leaves group that opposes 'Medicare for All'

American Medical Association CEO James Madera in a statement said the organization still opposes Medicare for All but rather wants to focus on other ways to expand coverage, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Indiana, and Massachusetts.