The Trump administration on Monday announced that it will immediately start enforcing a final rule that bars health care providers and clinics that receive Title X family planning grants from providing or referring patients for abortion care.
Five lifestyle factors could have a significant effect on the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Sunday, while another study, published Sunday in JAMA, found lifestyle changes could lower dementia risk even for those genetically predisposed to the disease.
A patient's chances of being discharged with good neurologic function after an in-hospital cardiac arrest increases when hospitals have a higher share of nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing degree, according to a study published recently in Health Affairs.
While many health systems struggle to implement price transparency tools, Allina Health in Minnesota has successfully implemented a tool that gives physicians real-time information about how much patients' prescriptions will cost, Phil Galewitz reports for NPR's "Shots."
The number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Advanced Alternative Payment Model track increased from 2017 to 2018, while the number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System decreased, according to preliminary data CMS released Thursday.
CMS will not release updated hospital star ratings in August as expected and is delaying their release until further notice while a panel of experts reviews the methodology and proposes changes, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare.