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Scientists create drug cocktail to cut treatment time by half for resistant tuberculosis

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a U.S. journal Wednesday. Nearly 600,000 people contract multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) every year, killing more people than any other… Read More »

Value-based purchasing takes hold: More than half of hospitals paid as part of the program

More providers will receive the benefit of the $ 1.9 billion available in payments than those that will get a negative adjustment from the hospital value-based purchasing program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today. For FY 2019, 55 percent, more than 1,550 hospitals, will receive higher Medicare payments. The highest performing hospital… Read More »