Private Accreditors Are Under No Obligation to Release Their Hospital Inspection Reports
Reversing course, federal health officials withdrew a proposal that would have required private accrediting organizations to publicly release reports of problems they found in health-care facilities.
The Federal Government Finally Releases Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns
The move follows an investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care.