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Government Shutdown is Affecting Health Programs – WebMD

Jan. 3, 2019 — There seems to be no end in sight for the current partial government shutdown, the third since the beginning of the Trump administration. For the vast majority of the federal government’s public health efforts, though, it’s business as usual. That’s because Congress has already passed five of its major appropriations bills,… Read More »

Study finds 'mixed messages' in Medicare hospital ratings, penalty programs

Brief Published Dec. 19, 2018 Dive Brief: Consumers are getting “mixed messages” from the CMS Hospital Compare website and penalties levied by the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, undermining their ability to shop for quality care, according to a study in The American Journal of Managed Care.  The researchers compared hospital grades posted on Hospital Compare for… Read More »