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. >>>
A body cannot serve two masters—except—some contend, in healthcare. The old saying is being put to the test as healthcare organizations join multiple ACOs without standard practice protocols. >>>
While five of six not-for-profit hospitals that saw their bond rating downgraded in the first quarter of 2013 had less than $500 million in revenues, the outlook is grim across the board. "It's negative for the whole industry," says an executive at Moody's Investor Service. >>>
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. >>>
Healthcare merger and acquisition activity was down in both deal volume and deal value in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the last quarter of 2012, says a new report. >>>
A coalition of healthcare provider groups, drug and device manufacturers, health insurers, and patient advocates have signed a letter to Congress urging repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. >>>
Philip Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, discusses how predictive analytics can prevent sepsis and improve other medical conditions, and explains how he is working to execute on his belief that "every citizen of this country should have the right to have their medical record present when being treated by a physician." >>>
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