Four legislative actions could ease the burden of high-cost prescription drugs—such as a $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug—on Medicare, the public, and commercial payers, says U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman. >>>
Nurse leaders and other hospital and health system executives can take several lessons from a regional grocery chain's unusual and unresolved management nightmare. >>>
A Florida law prohibiting doctors from talking with patients about gun safety is upheld by a three-judge panel in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, but an injunction blocking the law remains in effect. >>>
As insurers step up efforts to cover more lives with value- and performance-based contracts, physicians are under the gun to adapt to an altered reimbursement reality. >>>
The ability of cost savings achieved through healthcare reform efforts to offset the coming cuts to Medicare Advantage is hotly debated at a House Ways and Means health subcommittee meeting. >>>
Given the evidence of how surgical checklists can reduce deaths and complications, it's a mystery why nearly 10% of hospitals still don't mandate their use and why another 12% can't say for certain whether or not checklists are being used. >>>
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