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Supreme Court hears case over disproportionate share hospital payments

The Supreme Court was expected to hear oral arguments today over notice and rulemaking requirements for Medicare reimbursement. The outcome of Azar vs. Allina Health Services could greatly affect reimbursement for hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low-income patients. The DSH payment calculation is based on the percentage of low-income patients served. The government… Read More »

Gosport hospital deaths: Whistleblowers promised support

Changes in how NHS whistleblowers are treated are to be introduced in response to the patient deaths scandal at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the health secretary has promised. More than 450 patients died between 1987 and 2001 after being prescribed dangerous doses of painkilling drugs. Matt Hancock said he would “strengthen protection” for staff whistleblowers.… Read More »