Tag Archives: Hospitals

Supreme Court will hear case over Trump admin’s 340B drug program cuts to hospitals

Dive Brief: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the Trump administration’s cuts of Medicare Part B reimbursement for drugs that hospitals obtain under the 340B program. The case pivots on whether CMS has the authority to make payment cuts under the outpatient prospective payment system. The justices are expected to hear… Read More »

Medicare lacks cyber oversight of hospitals’ networked medical devices: OIG

Dive Brief: The HHS Office of Inspector General has found Medicare lacks consistent cybersecurity oversight of networked medical devices in hospitals. Without proper cybersecurity controls, these devices can be compromised with the potential for patient harm, according to OIG. CMS’ survey protocol is devoid of requirements for networked device cybersecurity. OIG’s review revealed Medicare accreditation… Read More »

When hospitals become home: Children put up in wards when both parents have COVID

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto News Health Canada The unusual scenario underscores how spread within households amid stay-at-home orders is playing a key role in fuelling the pandemic. With a heavy impact on certain families Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 04, 2021  •  11 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  16 Comments… Read More »

Shifting payer mix puts 340B hospitals at risk of losing eligibility

Dive Brief: Hospitals enrolled in the 340B drug discount program may no longer be eligible after the pandemic shifted their payer mix, according to a Wednesday letter the American Hospital Association sent to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. Depleted patient volumes and canceled elective surgeries lowered the proportion of hospital patients who are Medicaid and Medicare… Read More »

Texas hospitals dealt winter weather blow scramble to get clean water to patients

Some Texas hospital officials are scrambling to bring in clean water supply while delaying elective surgeries after brutal winter weather resulted in a gradually resolving power, and now emerging water, crisis this week. Texas authorities ordered 13 million people — nearly half of the population of the nation’s second-largest state — to boil tap water before drinking it because… Read More »