Jul 24, 2014 — A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.
Jul 18, 2014 — Fifteen years after a landmark report called attention to the deaths and injuries caused by medical errors, safety experts told a Senate panel that more needs to be done to protect patients.
Jul 8, 2014 — In 2012, Medicare was rocked by allegations that hospitals were systematically overcharging the program by miscoding electronic medical records. A study released Wednesday took another look.
Jun 26, 2014 — Results trump courtesies when a person's health is on the line, some people said. No, others responded, saying that proper treatment also requires a human touch.
Jun 25, 2014 — When a man winds up in the hospital after a heart attack, he feels the doctors and nurses treated him poorly. But they have a completely different view. They see his case as a resounding success.
Jun 23, 2014 — Drugmakers offer medicines at a bargain price to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor patients. Hospitals sometimes resell the drugs at full price and make hefty profits.
Jun 23, 2014 — Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.
Jun 22, 2014 — Saline, used to clean wounds and treat dehydration, is a critical medical supply. But lately there hasn't been enough of it, and drugmakers say they won't be able to meet demand until next year.
Jun 11, 2014 — Greater hospital use by the newly insured might be caused by inadequate outpatient resources to treat mental health patients earlier and less expensively.
May 30, 2014 — The health systems serving veterans and military members are different. But both are being scrutinized closely amid allegations of access and quality problems.