The Week Ahead
The public comment period ends for a set of 30 "safe practices" for all hospitals to follow to help prevent patient deaths and injuries. The National Quality Forum and members of a coalition of health care purchasers, quality groups and federal agencies are supporting the voluntary guidelines.
A committee of the University of California Board of Regents will vote on a proposal to establish a new medical school at UC-Riverside. If the committee approves the proposal, the full board on Thursday will vote on the matter.
A CMS policy that will reduce Medicare payments for power wheelchairs takes effect.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.