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FDA: Companies' tests of superbug-linked scopes flawed

Amid recent news that specialized medical devices known as duodenoscopes contributed to a series of deadly superbug outbreaks in hospitals around the country, a Food and Drug Administration official told Reuters that the device manufacturers' tests of their recommended cleaning procedures may bear part of the blame.

Affordable Care Act, SGR fix hot topics at Federation of American Hospitals conference

One day after outgoing Federation of American Hospitals Chairman David Vandewater urged healthcare executives at the group's annual policy conference to appeal to Congress on behalf of hospitals, legislators took the stage to tell the audience what their policies--and respective parties--are doing for the industry.

How King v. Burwell could impact insurers' rate filings

In a  letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the American Academy of Actuaries urged the agency to take proactive steps to mitigate a Supreme Court ruling that would eliminate federal subsidies.

Past amendments could prohibit states from establishing exchanges

States hoping to establish their own isurance exchanges should the Supreme Court rule tax subsidies legal only in states that set up their own marketplaces will face technical challenges. A handful may face legal challenges as well.

King v. Burwell: What you need to know

By Dori Zweig The Supreme Court is finally set to hear oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case. The case, over a year in the making, concerns the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable...

Texas nurse who contracted Ebola sues hospital chain

Nina Pham contracted Ebola during the care she provided to Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas last year, and is now suing the parent company for the damaged she suffered. 

BYOD security: Where hospitals must focus their efforts

While healthcare facilities are slowly issuing mobile devices to staff and caregiver teams, it's not happening as rapidly as some would like. To that end, many healthcare professionals increasingly are tapping their own personal smartphones and mobile computing devices to help them do their jobs. That, however, creates a big problem: the security issue (or lack thereof) when it comes to the information being shared, patient data being stored, images being housed, etc. One lost device, one misstep in emailing confidential data, a laptop stolen from a locker or a nurse's station means tremendous liability and legal headaches, not to mention the fallout in consumer trust.

At Federation of American Hospitals conference, officials call out Congress

The federal government's effect on the healthcare industry loomed large at the annual Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) conference held Monday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia.

Nurse who contracted Ebola to sue hospital chain

Nina Pham, one of two Texas nurses who contracted Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed with the virus in America, will sue her employer's parent company, CNN reports.

GOP-led states weigh options should Supreme Court rule against ACA subsidies

Several states with a history of opposition to state insurance exchanges are now weighing their options should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in the upcoming  King v. Burwell  case.