CMS is undergoing a revamp of its Compare websites, which allow patients and users to compare healthcare providers based on quality measures. The agency recently updated its Hospital Compare website with new measurement data and the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

 

An infectious respiratory virus found in China is spreading and raising alarm bells across the world. More than 4,500 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in China, as well as five cases in the U.S.

Electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has settled criminal and civil investigations with the Department of Justice for $145 million.

A new virus that presents with SARS-like symptoms has been discovered in China and already spread to at least two people in the United States, according to the CDC.

A lower percentage of physicians reported they were burned out in a recent survey compared to five years ago.

The physician operated in South Texas and San Antonio, traveling across his various offices via his private jet and Maserati.

New drugs are being approved by the FDA at a faster clip, but the science behind them is weakening, according to a study published in JAMA. That means more drugs are available, but questions remain if they are effective.

The Department of Justice has recouped more than $3 billion in 2019 from settlements and judgements from false claims and fraud. Of these cases, $2.6 billion came from the healthcare industry.

Americans continued to rank nurses highest for honesty and ethics among a list of professions for the 18th year in a row in 2019, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Cancer death rates achieved their largest one-year drop between 2016 and 2017, according to the latest data from the American Cancer Society, which published the findings in their journal.

The scientific journal that published guidelines bucking conventions about the associated heart health risks of consuming red meat has issued a correction after it failed to disclose meat industry ties to the research.

A whopping 80% of medical students report a low sense of personal achievement­­––an indicator of burn out––according to a new study published in The Journal of American Osteopathic Association. And smartphones could be a factor in contributing to burnout.