The controversy over the 340B program has escalated to a new level, with billions in upcoming funding cuts, a lawsuit to stop them, and a war of words over whether the program harms patients. Here's what you should know about how the 340B program works, why it's controversial, and what reimbursement cuts could mean for providers.
The wildfires that have plagued Southern California recently have led to air quality hazards throughout the state, even beyond areas directly affected by the flames, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Ohio, and South Dakota.
Kate Goodrich, CMS' CMO and director of the agency's Center on Clinical Standards and Quality, says, "The problem is not with the website itself, but the underlying data source" related to the website's geographic search function.
Moody's Investors Service said that for-profit hospitals in the United States have a stable outlook for 2018 and that it expects to see their earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization grow by 2.5% to 3% within the next year.
Caleb Johnson was seriously injured in a car accident when he was just one year old, surviving in large part because of the tireless efforts of a nurse at Medical City McKiney. Seventeen years later, he launched a search to say thank you.
Contrary to a widespread belief, uninsured adults are no more likely to use the ED than insured adults, according to a study published in Health Affairs—but the study also offered a potential explanation for how the belief arose in the first place.