More hospitals are receiving penalties than bonuses in the second year of Medicare’s quality incentive program, and the average penalty is steeper than it was last year.
Most health plans now being sold through the state’s new health-insurance exchange do not include Seattle Children’s as an in-network provider. As a result, families that enroll in those plans could face significantly higher cost-sharing if they seek care at Children’s than if they seek care at the plans’ preferred providers.
The majority of plans offered on the new health insurance exchange do not cover care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Teens are not receiving recommended vaccinations of meningococcal, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis and human papillomavirus during doctor visits, researchers at UW and Seattle Children’s report
The long, sunny days of summer are the perfect time to get the bikes out of the garage, but parents should hit the brakes and talk to children about bike safety first.
The Fourth of July is a time for fun and celebration; however, families should follow precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable occasion. Not only do parents need to worry about firework safety, but families should also keep in mind alcohol and sun safety, too.
Some hospital executives in Washington are paid over a million dollars a year. How much is too much? And who should decide?
The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and kids are spending more time outdoors. But with spring also comes the occasional bump, bruise, bite, rash and fall. How can parents help their kids avoid injury?
When we think of teens being sexually assaulted, we often think of stranger/ acquaintance rape, but teens can and are sexually assaulted by their romantic partners. This can occur even if they have consented to sex in the past . . . . Consenting to one episode of sexual contact does not mean that there is blanket consent for sexual consent at all times.
Just as quickly as one diet is “out,” another diet emerges to take its place. With so many options, celebrity endorsements and websites full of misinformation, how can parents know which diets are safe – especially for kids?
A new website, www.hospitalinspections.org, includes detailed reports of hospital violations dating back to January 2011, searchable by city, state, name of the hospital and key word.
If your doctor is on the “Dollars for Docs” list, he or she received money from one of the drug companies for promotional activities or consulting. Payments are legal, so it doesn’t mean your doctor has done anything wrong. But research has shown that drug company marketing can influence what a doctor prescribes, and some experts say it is cause for concern.