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. >>>
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. >>>
In an unusual case, a New York anesthesiologist is suing his attorneys over a malpractice case that he says cost him $1 million in insurance coverage and derailed his career. >>>
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. >>>
Nonprofit hospitals are poised to take "an enormous hit" because low discount rates are making it difficult to fund defined benefit pension plans. The solution lies in shifting risk onto employees by swapping 401(k) plans for pension plans. >>>
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known about the "alarming increase" in frequency of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in healthcare settings. >>>
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