Medical services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards.
  • New York City agrees to pay $20.8 million in nurses case: Justice Department
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    New York City agrees to pay $20.8 million in nurses case: Justice Department

    New York City has agreed to pay $20.8 million to settle federal discrimination charges brought by registered nurses and midwives who said their work was not recognized as "physically taxing," the Justice Department said on Wednesday. "As a result, City employees in the predominantly-male 'physically taxing' jobs were allowed to retire with full pensions as early as age 50, while registered nurses and midwives, who are predominantly female, had to wait until age 55 or 57 to retire with full pensions," the department said in a statement. The settlement applies to 1,665 registered nurses and midwives hired from Sept. 15, 1965, to March 31, 2012.

  • Broward Health Imperial Point CEO Recognized with American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award
    Business Wire

    Broward Health Imperial Point CEO Recognized with American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award

    Jonathan E. Watkins, MPA, FACHE, CEO of Broward Health Imperial Point, has been recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) with their Service Award, which is awarded based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to furthering professional excellence. “I am incredibly honored to be recognized with the American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award,” said Watkins. To achieve the Service Award, Watkins volunteered for more than 10 years with ACHE in a variety of capacities.

  • Imagine Your Nearest Hospital Was 100 Miles Away
    Esquire

    Imagine Your Nearest Hospital Was 100 Miles Away

    Some Americans don't need to imagine.

  • Sequoia Hospital Receives 'Highest Possible Rating' For Surgery
    Foster City, CA Patch

    Sequoia Hospital Receives 'Highest Possible Rating' For Surgery

    REDWOOD CITY-WOODSIDE, CA - From Sequoia Hospital: Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating, the highest possible from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for excellence in mitral valve replacement or repair (MVRR) surgery. The three-star rating places Sequoia Hospital among the top 10 percent for MVRR surgery among participating hospitals in the United States and internationally. "Sequoia Hospital is honored to again receive a three-star rating from the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons," said Bill Graham, Sequoia Hospital president. "The Sequoia Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute has long been a destination for patients nationwide seeking world-class

  • Doctors, hospitals sue patients who post negative comments, reviews on social media
    The Tennessean

    Doctors, hospitals sue patients who post negative comments, reviews on social media

    Surgeon says a former patient posted hundreds of negative reviews about him for a span of 10 years. CLEVELAND – Retired Air Force colonel David Antoon agreed to pay $100 to settle what were once felony charges for emailing his former Cleveland Clinic surgeon articles the doctor found threatening and posting a list on Yelp of all the surgeries the urologist had scheduled at the same time as the one that left Antoon incontinent and impotent a decade ago. He faced up to a year in prison. Antoon's 10-year crusade against the Cleveland Clinic and his urologist is unusual for its length and intensity, as is the extent to which Cleveland Clinic urologist Jihad Kaouk was able to convince police and prosecutors to

  • Jarrow hospice to close temporarily due to doctor shortage
    BBC News

    Jarrow hospice to close temporarily due to doctor shortage

    A hospice in South Tyneside is being forced to shut for three weeks because of a shortage of doctors. Bosses at St Clare's Hospice in Jarrow said they had recently recruited three new doctors, but because the process took so long, there were delays in their start dates. The charity, which relies on specialist palliative care and end-of-life doctors will shut from Monday until 12 August. Six residential patients will either go home or be cared for by other hospices. A spokeswoman for the centre said staff were working closely with Marie Curie, St Benedict's, and St Oswald's hospices, as well as South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust. The charity said staff would use the time the centre was closed

  • AMRI Hospitals-Mukundapur launches comprehensive airway clinic
    Business Standard India

    AMRI Hospitals-Mukundapur launches comprehensive airway clinic

    AMRI Hospitals, Mukundapur officially launched Eastern India's first comprehensive Airway Clinic on July 10, 2018, where both children and adults, who are suffering from disorders affecting their air passage due to various reasons, will be treated. The super specialty clinic registered its first success on June 18, 2018 after surgeons at AMRI Mukundapur effectively operated on a 28-day-old baby from Bagula, Nadia, who was born with obstruction in her air passage. In the case of the baby from Nadia, her epiglottis was blocking the air passage. Dr. Saumitra Ghosh, Consultant ENT Surgeon, AMRI-Mukundapur, who has advance training for conducting such surgeries in Switzerland, successfully performed laser surgery on the baby and she can now breathe normally.

  • PlushCare Serves 100,000 Patients Via Virtual Doctors
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    PlushCare Serves 100,000 Patients Via Virtual Doctors

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PlushCare, which allows anyone to get treatment from a world-class doctor on their smartphone or computer, announced that they are now serving over 100,000 patients. Founded in 2014, PlushCare is modernizing healthcare by providing urgent and primary care, virtually. Patients can sign up and speak with a doctor in just a few minutes and get diagnosed, treated and prescribed medication via the PlushCare website and mobile applications.

  • AllAfrica.com

    Nigeria: Quack Doctor Arrested Over Death of 2 Patients in Illegal Hospital

    A quack doctor, Adewale Owolanke, operating an illegal hospital, which have caused the death of many innocent people, has been arrested. The quack doctor is cooling his feet at the "A" Division Police Station in Akure. His wife, according to findings, operates a medicine store in the same house where the illegal hospital is located. Vanguard gathered that the suspect, who was arrested in his hospital situated at Uso, in Owo council area of the state for same offence last year but was let off the hook following intervention by politicians, had been operating the illegal hospital for over five years. Two persons reportedly died in his hospital following an operation he performed on them. Also,

  • Free Guide Helps Hospitals Pick the Ideal Partner to Manage Their Hospitalist Services
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    Free Guide Helps Hospitals Pick the Ideal Partner to Manage Their Hospitalist Services

    New resource outlines the essential questions hospitals should ask every candidate

  • Would abortion be legal in Michigan if Roe v Wade were overturned?
    Detroit Free Press

    Would abortion be legal in Michigan if Roe v Wade were overturned?

    In a word: No. Since President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the prospect that a conservative-majority court would overturn Roe v. Wade has been the subject of heated debate.  A clear majority of Americans support abortion rights: Seven in 10 Americans oppose overturning Roe, according to the Pew Research Center, and 57% say abortion should be legal in most or all cases.  Politicians sometimes frame the hypothetical reversal of the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision to decriminalize abortion as a procedural matter, a question returned to the states for each to weigh in on.  Problem is, that's not how it would work. 

  • Long ER waits persist for children in mental health crises
    BostonGlobe.com

    Long ER waits persist for children in mental health crises

    Some patients with mental illness, particularly children, are spending days stuck in tiny windowless rooms in hospital emergency departments waiting for treatment, a persistent problem despite new statewide rules designed to resolve the backlogs. From February through May, 155 patients in mental health crisis spent at least four consecutive days in an emergency room, according to Massachusetts officials who began gathering the data six months ago. A few patients slept or “boarded'' in the ER for two weeks. Many others waited two to three days for a spot to open in a psychiatric facility. In most cases, patients are not allowed to go outside — or even leave their rooms — and do not have access