The partnership will show low-income students how to open a savings account for educational expenses and then provide $4 for every $1 students deposit into their account up to $2,500 per student, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Mississippi, and New Jersey.
Health care providers and provider groups are raising concerns that certain health care training programs and disproportionate share hospital payments could face funding cuts if Congress does not act to extend federal funding for the initiatives by Sept. 30.
People who are obese are more likely than those who have a normal weight to have a heart attack, stroke, or other types of cardiovascular events—even if they don't have any other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) created a Laboratory Formulary Committee to help providers order "the right [lab] test, at the right time, and in the right environment to ensure optimal patient care"—and saved more than $1 million in 2016 as a result, VUMC's Mary Zutter, Julie Field, and Gordon Bernard write in the New England Journal of Medicine's "Catalyst."
Association of American Medical Colleges President and CEO Darrell Kirch says although the new policy "eases restrictions on individuals from most of the previously affected countries who hold visas commonly used for medical education and training, … highly qualified aspiring and practicing physicians and scientists may still face barriers to entry."
Medicare made $51.6 million in improper payments to acute-care hospitals for outpatient services provided to beneficiaries who were inpatients at other facilities between January 2013 and August 2016, according to an audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General (OIG).
A research letter finds a rise in drug-related overdose deaths from 2000 to 2015 shortened life expectancy by more than three months for individuals born in 2015, and opioid-related overdoses accounted for most of the decrease.