Healthcare cost data released by the federal government Monday includes estimates for average hospital charges for 30 types of outpatient procedures. >>>
Retained surgical objects, patient falls, and medication errors are the top violations leading to immediate jeopardy penalties issued to hospitals by the California Department of Health Thursday. >>>
An exception to federal 30-day mortality measures may incent hospitals to prematurely push patients into hospice care, says one critic, who calls it an unintended consequence of healthcare reform. >>>
By opting not to expand Medicaid, Texas is passing up an estimated $90 billion in federal funds over the coming decade, leaving its healthcare providers, especially hospitals, in a tough financial spot. Rural care facilities are especially vulnerable. >>>
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. >>>
New federal rules on wellness programs are branded as "incentives," but will do little to rally employer support. >>>
The most prevalent arrangement for Medicare ACO contracting is 'shared savings upside,' or what is known within the industry as a one-sided risk model, survey data shows. >>>
Healthcare reform changes and ICD-10 implementation require new strategies to optimize revenue cycle operations in physician practices. >>>
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