Serious complications resulting from surgery are only now attracting attention as a cause for hospital readmissions. That may be because some surgeries will soon be included in Medicare's 3% readmissions penalty algorithm. >>>
In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the American Medical Association asks her to "strongly" reconsider the ICD-10 medical coding set mandate, which the AMA says will place a "crushing burden" on physicians. >>>
Announcing a pullback of a major employee benefit was bad. Violating the privacy of two employees was worse. >>>
Vulnerabilities in electronic health records systems are creating opportunities for fraud among healthcare providers and contractors working to achieve Meaningful Use attestation, says the Office of Inspector General. >>>
A reduction in bad debt will come as more people obtain health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Moody's says. An improvement in earnings is expected mainly because 2013 was marred by declining patient volumes and the cuts to Medicare reimbursements under sequestration. >>>
New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending. >>>
Assigning responsibility for the costs linked to maintaining adequate supplies of medications is at the heart of the medication shortage issue, says one pharmaceutical economist. >>>
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