Healthcare cost data released by the federal government Monday includes estimates for average hospital charges for 30 types of outpatient procedures. >>>
In the news this week: Workplace wellness initiatives aren't paying off, Sebelius finds her zen, and hospital staff still aren't washing their hands. >>>
For its work so far on building a model that predicts how many days a patient will spend in the hospital, one team has been awarded a half million dollar cash progress prize. Competition for the Heritage Health Prize continues. >>>
A coalition of kidney care experts and advocates fears that Medicare program cuts for end-stage renal disease will be so severe that the cost of delivering dialysis will exceed reimbursement for the service. >>>
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a competition to develop applications and tools that will enhance and improve the way data comparing hospital prices is used. >>>
Bundled payments are one of the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace. But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor. >>>
The Medicare program's current forecast is slightly less bleak than last year's, but the fund is headed for insolvency in 2026, say the trustees of the Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. >>>
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