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Medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and patients can experience harm when they are seeking care at hospitals. Knowing how patients are being harmed is crucial for healthcare providers to improve quality of care and outcomes.

Customs and Border Protection will not administer flu vaccines to migrants held in border detention facilities, CBS News reported. The decision comes just weeks before the flu season in the U.S. is expected to hit.

Signify Health and Remedy Partners, two portfolio companies of private equity firm New Mountain Capital, have signed an agreement to merge.

A recent proposal from the Trump administration to force hospitals to publish their negotiated rates with insurers is facing a new legal challenge, according to Bloomberg Law.

The CDC is helping a handful of Midwest states investigate a “cluster” of lung diseases related to e-cigarette use, the agency announced Aug. 17.

U.S. healthcare spending far outpaces other high-income countries, but social spending is not far off, just slightly below average, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

CMS is planning to add a star ratings system to insurance plans offered through the individual exchange created from the Affordable Care Act, the agency announced August 15. The new ratings will be displayed for the 2020 open enrollment period on Healthcare.gov.

A recent study published in JAMA Open Network found that using individual codes and present on admission designations instead of group codes can improve the predictability of patient total payment within 30 days of a hospitalization.

 

Two healthcare companies have made Inc.’s top 10 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.

Various sources publish annual or semi-annual rankings of top-performing hospitals, but those lists can actually be misleading, especially when they offer conflicting results, according to an article published in NEJM Catalyst.

Healthcare benefit costs in the U.S. are expected to rise 5% next year, causing large employers to up their efforts to save, according to a survey from the National Business Group on Health.

Illinois became the first state to require insurance companies to pay the costs of EpiPen injection medicines for children 18 and younger.