CMS's proposed rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for acute care hospitals includes clarification on which patient stays qualify as legitimate hospitals admissions and exempts certain planned admissions from the readmissions penalty. >>>
Hospital units that focus on acute care of the elderly have been improving outcomes and lowering costs most everywhere they've been tried over the last 20 years. They 'pencil out,' especially in a setting of healthcare reform, but aren't widespread. What gives? >>>
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is counting on physicians to offer insights into complaints about the da Vinci robot, which is under scrutiny in lawsuits and medical board reviews as never before. >>>
Clinicians can suffer emotional and physical trauma while caring for patients of mass casualty events. Because staff might be too busy or distracted to look out for themselves, employers must provide support services for hospital workers. >>>
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has unveiled a proposed rule that would pay rewards of nearly $10 million to Medicare beneficiaries and other whistleblowers whose fraud tips identify and recover funds. >>>
Critical access hospitals, by their mission and geography, aren't always able to tap into the advantages of bigger systems. But in Montana, rural providers are involved in a pilot project to start closing the gaps. >>>
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