Clinical Practice

CMS trims list of possible Medicare quality measures

CMS trims list of possible Medicare quality measures

The CMS on Thursday released its annual list of measures under consideration for Medicare's quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. The number of measures under review is much smaller compared to last year when CMS considered nearly 100 measures.

FDA to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

U.S. health authorities will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight.

Minnesota hospital won't take patients committed by a court

State officials worry that the hospital's decision to only accept patients who seek voluntary psychiatric treatment to its 16-bed behavioral health center — not patients who are involuntarily ordered to such care by the courts — might lead other private hospitals to do the same.


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