Medicare fines half of hospitals for readmitting too many patients
November 4, 2020
A hospital will be penalized if its readmission rate is higher than expected given national trends in select categories.
Health care workers implore OSHA for more oversight on COVID-19 safety
October 26, 2020
“OSHA is doing a lamentably poor job protecting workers during the pandemic,” said James Brudney, JD, a professor at Fordham Law School, in New York City.
COVID-19 pandemic amplifies uncertainty for immigrant hospitalists
October 13, 2020
“It feels like we are essential health care workers but non-essential immigrants,” said Dr. Patel.
The socioeconomic revolving door of 30-day heart failure readmissions
October 9, 2020
Racial disparities in 30-day HF readmissions stem partly from variation in economic status of residential neighborhoods, regardless of hospital care quality or insurance coverage, a study suggests.
Hospital medicine, it’s time to vote
October 8, 2020
Hospitalists are in a perfect position to have an educated and influential say in future health care issues.
‘Celebration’ will be ‘short-lived’ if COVID vaccine rushed: Experts
October 2, 2020
US regulators eventually could safely approve vaccines for COVID-19 if the process is kept free of political pressure regarding time lines, study protocols, and safety standards, expert witnesses told a House panel investigating the process.
Physicians, make a plan to vote
September 24, 2020
By voting, we as physicians are helping to address the social determinants of health in our communities.
CDC adds then retracts aerosols as main COVID-19 mode of transmission
September 21, 2020
WHO has long stated that coronavirus is spread mainly by droplets that, once expelled by coughs and sneezes of infected people, fall quickly to the floor.
HHS plan to improve rural health focuses on better broadband, telehealth services
September 8, 2020
The announcement includes technical initiatives, such as a contract to help clinics and hospitals integrate care.
Immigrant hospitalist dilemma takes stage at HM20 Virtual
August 7, 2020
For doctors on visas, the pandemic brings anxiety and uncertainty about legal status in the U.S.