July 2012

MON, JUL 30, 2012

OIG reports that Hospital Adverse Events Are Not Being Reported to State Systems

A report just released by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), reveals that while 60% of adverse and temporary harm events to Medicare patients occur at hospitals in states with event reporting systems, only 12% actually met the requirements for reporting and only... Read More

WED, JUL 18, 2012

Impact of Health Care Reform in the OR

When Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, it mandated that adults not covered by an employer or government-sponsored insurance plan be required to obtain health insurance or face a tax penalty. The law came under severe fire and became one of the most politicized debates... Read More