A spokesperson for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says the report's projections are "meaningless" because the Congressional Budget Office did not consider plans to replace the Affordable Care Act "nor actions that the incoming administration will take to revitalize the individual market that has been decimated by" the law.
A new HHS final rule will allow the agency's Office of Inspector General to exclude from Medicare and Medicaid health care providers who impede federal audits or do not promptly provide investigators with access to requested records.
The health care system rewards "heroic" care—like the surgeon who gives a patient a new heart—while undervaluing "incremental" care, such as the long-term management of chronic conditions, to the detriment of overall health, Atul Gawande writes in The New Yorker.
The Daily Briefing spoke with Joe Kiani, founder and chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, about the biggest impediments to further progress on patient safety, as well as his organization's goal of achieving zero preventable patient deaths across the U.S. health system by 2020.
People who cram their weekly workouts into one or two sessions reduce their risk of dying over the course of a decade by nearly as much as people who exercise more frequently, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.