CMS Denying Payments for Many Preventable Errors-August 2008
Nosocomial infections and hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia have been added to the agency's list of problems that should never occur and whose resolution will not be covered.
Tolerating Bad Behavior May Impact Health Facilities Accreditation-August 2008
Citing evidence that intimidating and disruptive behavior by health care professionals is preventable and adversely affects patient care, the Joint Commission is adding professionalism elements to its Leadership standard.
California Medicaid Cuts Blocked...For Now-July 2008
A federal appeals court has temporarily suspended 10% reductions in Medi-Cal reimbursements for medications that had forced pharmacists to take losses or stop serving Medicaid beneficiaries.
New Tool Keeps Kids on Track with Immunizations-July 2008
Additionally, 2 new combination vaccines could make following CDC's immunization recommendations easier by reducing the number of shots children must receive.
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