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Post-Discharge Efficiency Incentives May Come with Consequences

Cheryl Clark

Beyond preventing readmissions and improving discharge planning, how can hospitals control which pre- and post-discharge services are delivered? If hospitals don't get it right, this could spell trouble for patients not covered by Medicare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

It's imperative that healthcare providers team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>

Safe Patient Limits Initiative Inches Forward in MA

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is waging a battle against unsafe patient loads. Now it is behind a petition drive to get a Patient Safety Act on the 2014 statewide ballot. >>>

Hospital Pay to Reflect Care Efficiency Soon

Medicare spending per beneficiary is a measure of efficiency which underscores the importance of limiting readmissions. Some hospital groups reject the move, but at least one CMO describes it as "not completely unreasonable." >>>

Philanthropy Yields $9B for NFP Hospitals in 2012

Hospitals that are most successful at raising funds are those that use metrics to determine how to allocate their fundraising resources and those that put an emphasis on major donors, a report on philanthropy finds. >>>

Scammers Lurk Amid HIX Confusion

As a key deadline nears, "Obamacare" fraudsters, under the guise of helping with enrollment in health insurance exchanges, are trying to dupe unwitting consumers into giving up personal information. >>>

Hospitals in Show-Me State Play the Shame Card

In an attempt to illustrate the impact of losing federal Medicaid funding, the Missouri Hospital Association is using data linking the effects of poverty, poor health, and life expectancy in the state and making comparisons to rates in Third World countries. >>>

Wellness Culture Linked to Stock Value

Researchers say companies that have won an award for their employee health and safety cultures also outperform the Standard & Poor's 500, but they cannot yet say that causality has been identified. >>>

FL Hospitals Say 'Yes' to Unlicensed Doc as CMO

A debate is stirring on whether top-ranking docs in hospitals should maintain their licenses to practice medicine. One hospital system with facilities in Florida says it is often "inadvisable" for a practicing physician to be a CMO. >>>



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News Headlines

Cleveland Clinic announces job cuts to prepare for Obamacare

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 19, 2013

Opinion: Medicine's search for meaning

The New York Times, September 19, 2013

When smartphones do a doctor's job

MIT Technology Review, September 19, 2013

Patients seek more online access to medical records

InformationWeek, September 18, 2013

Doc financial interest may influence MRI referrals

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 18, 2013

NY hospital staffs must get flu shot or wear mask

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, September 18, 2013

Study: Many breast cancer patients opt for unnecessary preventative mastectomies

CBS News, September 17, 2013

CDC: Deadliest drug resistance comes from hospitals, not farms

NPR, September 17, 2013

Saving US healthcare with Skype

Time, September 16, 2013

Why painting tumors could make brain surgeons better

NPR, September 13, 2013



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