Despite heightened industry attention on curbing prescription painkiller abuse and misuse, officials in several regions say that doctor shopping is still a daily problem, in part because inappropriate prescribers don't face tough enough consequences.
Five workers and a student research assistant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Calif.) have been fired over privacy breaches involving patient medical records--and there is speculation that the patient was Kardashian, who gave birth to her daughter with rapper Kanye West in a birthing suite at the hospital on June 15, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Stanford University Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital put their long-rehearsed "organized dance" into action on July 6 after an Asiana Airlines Flight 214 carrying 307 passengers crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport, Mountain View (Calif.) Voice reported.
Payers sift through and analyze millions of provider claims, working to prevent fraud and cut costs. They rightly consider these claims as valuable points of information that help identify...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday it doesn't plan on reporting five readmission measures and one complication measure on its Hospital Compare website in July as intended, according to AHA News Now.
Allegiance Health this week has agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that the community-owned health system in Jackson, Mich., billed Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary cardiac procedures performed by one of its cardiologists.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has penalized WellPoint $1.7 million for potentially violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 privacy and security rules.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its proposed rule for fiscal year 2014 changes to Medicare's Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) that, according to a note from the American College of Radiology, will result in reimbursement cuts for MRI and CT studies.
South Carolina's sudden suspension of its certificate of need (CON) law may lead Georgia to follow suit, according to the Augusta Chronicle.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday proposed increasing hospital outpatient payment rates by 1.8 percent for calendar year 2014 and by 0.9 for ambulatory surgical center payments.