Healthcare News & Insights

What’s in the future for the PQRS program?

The newest results from the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program were just released, but the program as you know it won’t be around much longer. 

Get ready: Breaches and HIPAA fines are increasing

Prepare for a perfect storm — data breaches are on the rise and so are the costs of HIPAA violations. 

What hospitals can learn from new HAI penalties

About 700 facilities are getting hit with penalties from the government for not doing enough to cut down on medical errors. And it doesn’t look like the heat will be dying down any time soon. 

2015 will bring more scrutiny for providers from CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed that 2015 will be a year of increased scrutiny for providers. One group, however, is counting its lucky stars because it’s getting a break. 

Hospital readmissions: Study identifies responsible post-op complications

Here’s a quiz for you: Out of 10 general surgery patients, how many return due to post-op complications? a.) one b.) two c.) three d.) five

Major drug company sued for stealth recall of defective drug

Johnson & Johnson is being sued by at least one state attorney general over the failure to properly recall medications it knew to be defective.