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CMS to delay star ratings update pending expert panel review

Dive Brief: CMS will hold off on updating the controversial hospital star ratings pending a review from an expert panel, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Healthcare Dive on Friday. CMS is convening a technical panel composed of industry experts to look at the methodology it uses to calculate the ratings and recommend improvements to the… Read More »

Trump’s transparency order could ‘backfire’ if not coupled with quality data, expert says

It’s been over a week since President Trump signed an executive order mandating hospitals to give patients prices for services based on their negotiated rates with insurers — enough time for industry experts to digest the news and analyze its ramifications for consumers and the healthcare system. As with many political issues, opinions on the… Read More »

UN Expert: Human Rights, Lives Facing ‘Climate Apartheid’

Cars move slowly through a flooded roadway on June 7, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Getty An report submitted to the United Nations this week warns that human rights — along with many of our planet’s poorest residents — may not survive the ongoing climate crisis. Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said in… Read More »

Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson’s role in opioid crisis may be ‘worse’ than Purdue’s

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at Brandeis University, made the comments during the 11th day of the historic trial in Oklahoma that is aimed at holding Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries responsible for the state’s opioid epidemic. “Until I had an opportunity to review discovery documents,” Kolodny testified,… Read More »