A list of the nation’s 20 largest professional liability carriers, ranked by direct premiums written for medical professional liability in the U.S. in 2017. Source: A.M. Best Co. Published July 9, 2018, p. 34.
On June 26, voters made Oklahoma the 31st state to legalize some form of medical marijuana. Nine of those states (and the District of Columbia) also have approved recreational use, so the legalized pot trade has become big business. In the eyes of the feds, all of this activity is still against the law.
Nurse leaders at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., say they launched their written partnership agreement with drug-addicted infection patients four years ago in their 30-bed close-observation unit, a medical-surgical floor for patients with substance abuse and/or psychiatric disorders.
Our nation’s behavioral health system faces great challenges — from shortages of mental health professionals and inpatient beds to a lack of early intervention and prevention programs.
Adventist Health Castle in Kailua is the only healthcare organization in Hawaii to receive the Malcolm Baldrige award. Kathy Raethel has been its CEO since 2011.
Three advocacy groups that won a federal court ruling blocking Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement have asked the CMS to reject the state’s move to cut off vision, dental and non-emergency medical transportation benefits in response to the ruling.
A former top executive of a company that operates dozens of Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in kickback schemes involving $19 million.
To some, the influx of more for-profit plans in Minnesota adds welcome competition to an already competitive market. But others are wary and cautiously watching to see if the profit motive will endanger patients.
Flint water crisis prosecutors added additional charges against Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon and scaled back charges against the state chief medical officer, Dr. Eden Wells.
The CMS couldn’t yet disclose specific changes to the methodology, but an agency official told Modern Healthcare the changes will likely involve finding a way to mitigate the impact that changes to measures have on hospitals’ overall ratings.