The controversial two-midnight rule goes into effect tomorrow, creating new economic challenges for hospitals and health systems. Reimbursements will drop for the same level of care, say healthcare leaders, who will be forced to choose between doing what's right and gaining revenue. >>>
It's not clear whether hospitals can legally advance patients premium money for coverage obtained from health insurance exchange markets. But the potential for conflict is apparent. >>>
The federal government seems to want to keep safety data on eight hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) secret at the same time that it boasts how transparent it's being. >>>
As healthcare moves away from fee-for-service to reimbursement models that reward quality and value, payers and providers are entering into new contract arrangements designed to align their financial incentives. >>>
Pain represents a growing patient concern and a flourishing service line for healthcare. Hospitals are creating pain management centers with a focus on chronic and acute pain, relying on interventional and multidisciplinary procedures targeting long-term pain. >>>
High traffic volume contributed to consumer complaints about problems with the federal health insurance exchange and several states operating their own marketplaces reported similar problems on launch day. >>>
The demand for primary care doctors is being fueled by health reform mandates as well as physician turnover, which has been on the rise over the past three years, a physician recruitment report finds. >>>
Access to real-time scheduling data helped one New York state health system cut overtime hours in half in just one year. >>>
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