Early findings from the Metabolic Cerebral Imaging in Incipient Dementia study show that patients with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease who are diagnosed early with PET imaging start receiving treatment earlier and show better clinical outcomes.
Federal legislators this week unveiled a bill that calls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop an electronic system for tracking pharmaceuticals "from manufacturing to distribution."
Orderlies, attendants and nursing aids suffer more musculoskeletal injuries than any other profession, and registered nurses suffer more such injuries than the average worker, ABC News reports.
Only days after more than 100 members of the House of Representatives urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to postpone its "two-midnight" rule for hospital inpatient admissions set to take effect Oct. 1, CMS issued guidance on the new policy announcing auditors will delay scrutiny of short inpatient stays for 90 days.
Small businesses won't be able to sign up online through the small business health option program when the exchanges open for enrollment next week.
The reform law has suffered yet another setback, this time in the form of another delay to the federally-run small business health insurance exchanges.
In a 100-0 vote, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday cleared the way to debate the House-passed stopgap bill that would fund government operations but cut off funds to the Affordable Care Act, USA Today reported.
President Barack Obama said what matters most is getting healthcare reform off the ground and getting people enrolled, not the political popularity of the Affordable Care Act.
A federal court judge this week dismissed a lawsuit seeking to eliminate observation status-- but the ruling won't likely end debate over the three-day rule.
The Office of the Inspector General may not think the Ce nters for Medicare & Medicaid Services is catching all overpaid claims, but hospitals across the country may disagree. So far this fiscal year Medicare recovery auditors reclaimed more than $2.23 billion in overpayments.