Insured patients who are admitted to non-trauma hospitals may be getting "suboptimal" care in comparison to uninsured trauma patients who are "dumped" or transferred to trauma centers, a counterintuitive study finding suggests. >>>
The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>
In a letter citing concerns for patient safety and a lack of vendor support, more than 40 physicians groups and medical associations are urging HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow more time for Meaningful Use attestation. >>>
With weeks to go before federal regulators set the final figure for a payment rate cut to the Medicare Advantage program, insurers and financial analysts are predicting the blow will be twice as hard as what CMS proposed last week. >>>
Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. >>>
A Department of Justice complaint alleges that for more than 10 years, four hospitals in Georgia and one in South Carolina paid kickbacks to Georgia-based Hispanic Medical Management, which operated an obstetric care clinic serving mostly undocumented aliens. >>>
As health systems across the country look for ways to adapt to a changing marketplace and a wave of federally driven reform efforts, Sanford Health is enjoying the benefits of a strategic leap it took nearly two decades ago. >>>
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