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5 Chicago Hospitals Receive D Rating

Medical Mistakes, Deadly Infections, and Dangerous Safety Concerns Rise at Chicago’s Low-Ranking Hospitals It is probably well assumed that if you visit a low-rated anything, whether it be a restaurant, hotel, or even law firm, your experience may not be … Continue reading

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CMS Releases Draft Guidance for Hospitals on Shared Space and Contracted Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a draft guidance for state survey agencies on May 3, 2019, impacting hospitals that share space, staff, and/or services with another co-located hospital or health care entity. The draft builds on … Continue reading

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Medical malpractice committed at NYC’s public hospitals kills almost 100 patients yearly

468 people died of medical malpractice in NYC’s public hospitals in the past 5 years according to a recent article in the New York Post.  Among all 11 HHC hospitals, Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn had the worst record. 91 … Continue reading

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Twenty One Illinois Hospitals Punished by Medicare for Patient Safety Issues

For five years, the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program has aimed to cut down on hospital-acquired injuries and infections by reducing Medicare reimbursements to facilities who rank in the bottom fourth of hospitals with patients who develop these conditions. … Continue reading

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Bioethics in Post-Acute and Long Term Care – It's Not Just for Hospitals

Most U.S. hospitals have an ethics mechanism. But bioethics committees and consultants are far less common in long-term and post-acute care settings. Karl Steinberg is working to fill this gap. In the February 2019 issue of Provider magazine, he explains how a … Continue reading

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