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. >>>
A health system's emergency medicine clinicians, using a methodology based on consensus, has developed a list of services that can be avoided to prevent patient harm and reduce hospital costs. >>>
Seeking a strategic path for a healthcare organization amid historic levels of disruption can be exhilarating, but small systems and standalone hospitals are essentially betting their institutional lives on the changes they're making. >>>
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. >>>
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. >>>
Diabetes is a potentially significant area for other hospital service lines, such as cardiovascular or oncology programs. So hospitals are teaming up with insurers, tapping into technology, and intensifying follow-up care for diabetic patients. >>>
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. >>>
As patient volumes shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, some hospitals and health systems are entering the retail medicine space in new ways. >>>
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