By WILL WRIGHT, for Lexington Herald Leader. The federal government cut off Medicare and Medicaid payments to a Kentucky hospital last week following a scathing inspection that found the hospital failed several of its patients…. Read More
Eight hundred hospitals will be paid less by Medicare this year because of high rates of infections and patient injuries, federal records show. The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago...
By Aaron Barker, KPRC Click2Houston. HOUSTON, TX – A mix-up in blood samples at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center last year led to a botched transfusion and a patient’s death, according to a Department of… Read More
By Virgil Dickson , Modern Healthcare. Texas General Hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, is at risk of being kicked out of the Medicare and Medicaid programs after the CMS found it to be putting its patients in… Read More
By Ayla Ellison, Becker’s Hospital Review. Four people have been charged in an $80 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved providing unnecessary medical treatment to patients, according to the Mid Hudson Valley Patch. According to… Read More
By Ayla Ellison, Becker’s Hospital Review. A Florida plastic surgeon filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Orlando (Fla.) Health Aug. 21, alleging he was fired and made the target of a smear campaign for… Read More
By Ayla Ellison. Becker’s Hospital Review. Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare disclosed in June that it is under federal investigation, and a recently unsealed complaint filed by the CFO of the hospital’s physician network provides more details about… Read More
By Ayla Ellison, Becker’s Hospital Review. LaGrangeville, N.Y.-based Health Quest Systems and certain of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay more than $14.7 million to the federal government and an additional $895,427 to the state… Read More
The federal government Thursday lowered a year’s worth of Medicare payments to 751 hospitals to penalize them for having the highest rates of patient injuries. More than half also were punished last year through the...