A year after a tornado destroyed the healthcare delivery infrastructure in Joplin, a report from the Missouri Hospital Association suggests that the hospitals' ability to overcome disasters depended in no small part upon the emergency preparedness plans they'd been developing for the last decade. >>>
A recent spate of Office of Inspector General audit reports calls into question some programs from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For example, a review of the Medicare fee-for-service error rate finds that the calculation methodology is flawed. >>>
Maryland is often a testing ground for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is based in Baltimore. So it was noteworthy when a Maryland state rate commission recently set reimbursement payments at a near-freeze level. >>>
Two federal departments have just issued two separate reports that highlight a stubborn hurdle for well-meaning wellness advocates: While the cost of healthful foods is no greater than that of processed or junk foods, nearly 25 million Americans don't have ready access to it. >>>
Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems surveys only go so far. Now specialty disease, procedure measure, and mental status questionnaires ask patients—on their own terms—to tell doctors the results of treatment regimens. >>>
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