More young nurses are opting to get advanced degrees, which could help fill gaps in primary care. But it could also take them away from patients' bedsides, according to a new survey.
Montefiore's Burke Rehabilitation Hospital opened what it says is the nation's first family-caregiver resource center in a rehab hospital. They're also rare in acute-care hospitals, but efforts to reduce readmissions could convince hospitals to add them.
More than 400 "Dear Doctor" letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face on the U.S. opioid crisis for many doctors.
The House bill would require the CMS to explain why the agency blocks Medicare payments to ambulatory surgery centers for certain services.
Although health insurance coverage has increased, community health centers saw a 33% increase in patients from 2010 to 2016, according to a new analysis.
The CMS will give post-acute care providers more than $900 million in collective raises next year, including a 2.4% increase for skilled-nursing facilities and 1.3% for inpatient rehab centers.
The CMS has finalized plans to give hospices nearly double the raise they received in 2018. The agency will also make it easier to check data on the troubled Hospice Compare website.
The CMS on Tuesday announced it would drop a Medicaid rule that since 2014 has allowed unions to have dues paid through checks sent to state-subsidized home healthcare workers.