The latest update to the federal website that reports hospital quality data adds rates of stroke, C. diff and MRSA infections, blood clot prevention and care measures and expanded readmissions data. >>>
'Tis the season when CMS looks at a long list of proposed quality measures, any one of which might reveal which healthcare providers are delivering care that is very, very good. >>>
By adopting a data-driven strategy to determine its equipment needs, Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has reduced capital spending on CT scanners by 9%, nuclear medicine by 25%, mammography by 3%, and X-ray by 10% since early 2012. >>>
The five-member National Labor Relations Board is sharply pro-labor, and could provide favorable rulings that will make it easier to organize next year. Expedited elections are "the biggest concern that employers should have," says one expert in labor and employee relations. >>>
Citing bipartisan support in Congress, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association, believes a "doc fix," in the form of a total repeal of the sustainable growth rate funding formula for physicians, is imminent. >>>
The top issues on the Physicians Foundation Watch List for 2014 are related to healthcare reform. Some matters, such as health insurance exchanges, are no longer a theoretical concern, but an emergent and very real one. >>>
They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. >>>
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