Hospitals in Pennsylvania must now provide caregivers the same discharge instructions and training they provide to patients, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Mississippi, North Carolina, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.
Some hospitals and other stakeholders are pressing CMS to make certain mandatory bundled payment initiatives under Medicare voluntary, but at least one health system is calling on CMS to keep the initiatives mandatory.
Ending the cost-sharing subsidies would either "cost the federal government more money" overall or invoke "chaos" in the Affordable Care Act exchange market that would "lea[d] to people losing their health insurance," according to Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation and co-author of the study.
House Republicans and the White House on Tuesday finalized a new draft amendment that would allow states to waive key ACA provisions, but even amid endorsements from conservative lawmakers, it's unclear whether the American Health Care Act could get enough votes to pass the House.
Incidents of serious and fatal malaria are more common in the United States than previously reported, with hospitals treating about 1,500 malaria patients per year, according to a study published Monday in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
A dispute over health care costs between studios and the Writers Guild of America—which represents screenwriters who write most scripted TV shows and movies—and studios is a microcosm of larger issues in the health care industry, Dylan Scott reports for Vox.