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  • Medicare Cuts Payments to Worst-Performing Hospitals Nationwide

    Each year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reduce Medicare payments by 1% over a 12-month period to the worst-performing quartile (or 25%) of hospitals nationwide. These financial penalties are intended to incentivize hospitals to perform better and reduce preventable injuries, infections, and other types of problematic complications that Medicare patients experience. The[…]


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    What Types of Medical Mistakes Happen in Emergency Rooms?

    Hospital emergency rooms stabilize patients with serious medical problems and set them up for follow-up care. Emergency rooms can be chaotic, as patients arrive unexpectedly with life-threatening conditions. However, doctors and nurses in emergency rooms are still responsible for delivering a standard, acceptable level of care. Some studies show that medical mistakes are more likely[…]


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    Burnout Rates in Physician Assistants Endanger Vulnerable Patients

    Physician assistants (or physician associates) are mid-level medical workers who can diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, and prescribe medications. In some cases, they act as principal providers for their patients. A recent study published in the journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) found that burnout in physician assistants is a[…]


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    Have You Been Harmed by a Medication Error?

    More than 7,000 people die annually in the U.S. because of medication errors, according to research published in Medication Dispensing Errors and Prevention. Medication errors are entirely preventable. If you have been harmed by a medication error, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Enlisting the help of an experienced law firm is the[…]


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    Why Are Doctors Unprepared to Diagnose and Treat Skin Cancers in People With Darker Skin Tones?

    People of all colors can get skin cancer – but that does not mean that medical professionals are able to diagnose everyone equally. According to a 2018 medical study, researchers found that less than 5% of the images in four major dermatology textbooks feature individuals with darker skin tones. This is a big problem for[…]


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