Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>
Although Moody's Investors Service's outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector is negative, no immediate rating action on any of the hospitals in its portfolio is planned based on the federal sequestration. >>>
Walgreens' expansion into treatment of chronic illness could look like competition to hospitals and health systems, or it could be a possible referral source. Many provider executives are eager to partner with retail clinics. >>>
The Palmetto state's efforts to reduce readmissions and emergency department visits centers on community health initiatives, particularly for patients with chronic or complex illnesses. >>>
Academics aren't communicating properly with practicing clinicians, and it's a serious problem, a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation report suggests. While doctors and hospitals continue to push for more collaborative care, there's a lot of work to be done. >>>
The agreement aims to ensure bed availability for patients needing acute care services provided by nearby HCA hospitals. First Choice ER transferring patients will avoid HCA hospitals' emergency departments and will instead be directly admitted when non-emergent criteria are met. >>>
Surgical teams have a lot to learn from watching themselves in action. If hospitals don't start recording surgical procedures as a method of stimulating quality improvements, they may eventually be forced to do so. >>>
Children's Hospital Los Angeles put a strategic marketing plan in place and set about making sure that all the rebranding and advertising work it was doing could be tracked by measurable results: top of mind awareness, market share, and brand awareness. >>>
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