The most recent round of administrative penalties for hospital deficiencies constituting immediate jeopardy includes two patient falls resulting in deaths, a wrong-site surgery, and a retained surgical object. >>>
Despite stringent hospital protocols and watchful government agencies, preventable medical errors continue to severely harm or cause death to some 400,000 patients a year in this country. >>>
Among the significant perks of being a five-star plan is the ability of payers to enroll members throughout the year rather than only during the seven-week Medicare open enrollment period. >>>
Don't look for a slowdown in healthcare mergers and acquisitions anytime soon. While the era of mega mergers has peaked, one observer says to watch for robust consolidation activity among small health systems and stand-alone hospitals. >>>
A slew of Meaningful Use audit notices have suddenly materialized, aimed not only at Medicare, but at Medicaid recipients as well. The deadlines are tight and the documentation requirements exacting, making a most unwelcome October surprise for healthcare CIOs. >>>
Nobody had ever heard of a hospital having a chief experience officer until just a few years ago. Now qualified clinician-executives are at a premium. So are chief strategy officers, familiar in other industries, but new to healthcare and hospital administration. >>>
One in three hospitals eligible for The Joint Commission's 'top performer' status has provided an evidence-based care practice 95% of the time for patients with certain conditions. >>>
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