While healthcare executives have become more focused on expense management, a Moody's Investors Service analyst expects that not-for-profit hospitals will continue to endure a negative credit outlook for the near future because of challenges to top-line revenues. >>>
The long road to approving a deal under which Health Care Service Corporation would purchase Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is due, in part, to a state law which is meant to protect consumers if a nonprofit health plan converts to one that is for-profit. >>>
A study of data voluntarily submitted by commercial health plans to an independent, non-profit group working on behalf of large healthcare purchasers finds that only 11% of payments to providers are value-oriented. >>>
Evidence suggests the second victims of a medical error or adverse event—the healthcare providers—may contribute to further patient safety problems if not given the correct support. >>>
The man known as the father of the modern patient safety movement is calling for the creation of a special federal regulatory agency to compel safer hospital practices. >>>
Plans by CMS to introduce surveys about hospital outpatient surgical departments and ambulatory surgical centers would be burdensome and expensive for hospital administrators, the American Hospital Association contends. >>>
A geographic value index "would reward low-value providers in high-value regions and punish high-value providers in low-value regions," says a report by the Institute of Medicine. >>>
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