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Nurse Accidentally Kills Patient After Administering High Dose Of Wrong Drug

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services slammed a Tennessee hospital after it had learned of a death stemming from a nurse's medication error. The hospital staff accidentally gave a high dosage of a non-relaxant drug instead of an anti-anxiety medicine to a patient.

Medicine November 30, 2018

Scientists Finally Catch A Much Awaited Glimpse Of Higgs Boson Decay

CERN announced this week that the physicists working at ATLAS and CMS have found evidence of Higgs boson's most common decay. This is the first time that scientists have observed the decay.

August 29, 2018

Feds Ban Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes From Running Lab For Two Years

Federal regulators banned Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes from running a medical laboratory for two years. They also revoked the certification of the blood-testing start-up's California laboratory.

Biotech July 9, 2016

New CMS Primary Care Model To Give More Flexibility To Doctors

The CMS launched a new payment scheme to give doctors more flexibility and patients, better care. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus aims to achieve improved health care delivery by paying doctors based on the value of their services.

Life April 17, 2016

Theranos Ran Faulty Tests On Patients: Report

New details have emerged about the blood test issues that Theranos Inc. is currently facing. A report by the Wall Street Journal revealed the company was aware of its tests' faulty results but still proceeded with sending it to patients.

Life March 9, 2016

Federal Regulators Find Deficiencies At Theranos Lab

Federal regulators from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found deficiencies at Theranos' lab in Newark California. The Silicon Valley startup is facing another major hurdle that could hurt its deal with main retail partner Walgreens.

Life January 26, 2016

Medicare Penalized More Than 700 Hospitals For Safety Incidents

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services penalized 758 hospitals in the U.S. who failed to meet the federal standard for hospital-acquired infections scores in the FY16 report. The rate of worst-performing hospitals increased based and were fined a one percent Medicare payment reduction for one year.

Life December 11, 2015

WordPress Is So Big 25 Percent Of All Websites In The World Run On It

WordPress is the most widely used content management system on the Internet, powering about 25 percent of the websites. The figures imply that one out of four websites use WordPress.

Internet November 9, 2015

Obama Wants Andy Slavitt To Head Medicare And Medicaid

Former UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s executive Andy Slavitt, who helped fix the healthcare.gov website, was nominated to run the CMS as the agency's administrator. His nomination is subject to the approval of the senate.

Life July 12, 2015

Doctors received $3.5 billion from medical industry last year: Why?

The Open Payments program released data showing billions of dollars in payments from the medical industry to doctors and teaching hospitals - were they buying influence?

Life October 1, 2014

Feds no longer disclosing hospital errors to the public

CMS is no longer reporting instances in which hospitals make life-threatening errors such as leaving surgical equipment in bodies.

Life August 7, 2014

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