A Brown University researcher says the true cost of emergency department care may account for 10% of total healthcare spending, not 2% as a widely accepted federal report claims. >>>
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. >>>
An annual survey of hospital leaders' opinions of large health plans shows WellPoint and UnitedHealthcare fighting for last place among their peers—Cigna, Aetna, Coventry, Humana, and the independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. >>>
Competitive hospitals have a knack for promoting unproven high-tech therapies and surgical procedures in order to win market share. They must also foster a culture of caring for patients as people. How do marketing leaders' responsibilities align? >>>
Nearly 43% of respondents surveyed by the Premier Healthcare Alliance say their organizations will make their biggest capital investments in healthcare information technology and telecommunications in 2013, up 21% from two years ago. >>>
Even beyond the clinical understanding and expertise that's required of the job, care coordinators who come from nursing backgrounds have a wealth of other skills to draw on. What are needed now are programs to formalize care coordination training. >>>
Two years after an EF5 tornado flattened Joplin, MO and gutted St. John's Regional Medical Center, the new Mercy Hospital Joplin is built to stand strong against natural disasters with a host of upgrades. Storm-hardened windows will be the facility's centerpiece. >>>
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