It's tough to pin down only a dozen worrisome quality matters, but drug shortages, transparent quality rankings, and 30-day readmissions rules weigh heavily on the minds of providers. >>>
A rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow changes in the governance structure and medical staffing at hospitals has garnered little support from public comments. >>>
As 2011 winds down, we review our most popular online stories of the year. Quality concerns, readmissions, accountable care organizations, value-based purchasing, and uncertainty about the future of healthcare all share the spotlight. >>>
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is releasing details of its ongoing efforts to prevent improper payments to providers, including a number of demonstration programs set to launch in January. >>>
Government Health IT, January 4, 2012
Beaver County Times / Associated Press, January 4, 2012
The Miami Herald, January 4, 2012
Journal Sentinel, January 3, 2012
Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2012
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 30, 2011
BNA, December 30, 2011
NPR, December 29, 2011
Los Angeles Times, December 29, 2011
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