HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana hospital has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 in damages to the estate of a man after jurors found the hospital, on two consecutive days, violated the man's...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four Idaho women are suing the state over a law that makes advance medical directives invalid if a woman is pregnant.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was discharged and left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal agency says Mercy Hospital Springfield will lose its eligibility for Medicare if it doesn't make changes to improve patient health and safety.
CMS spokeswoman Julie Brookhart says the findings involve patient rights and nursing services but she said she couldn't elaborate.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is requiring hospitals to post statements explaining patient protections against surprise medical bills and their right to designate a caregiver to receive instructions about post-discharge care.
Sponsors say the notification requirements follow two major recent changes in New York law on patient rights.
Consumer protections against surprise medical bills took effect in April 2015.