The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>
Healthcare providers have raised alarms over narrow provider networks in the public health insurance exchanges, but Moody's Investors Service says proposed rules to open up the networks could drive health plans to drop out of the new market. >>>
Smaller hospitals appear to be more often guilty of giving patients antibiotics they don't need. Help may be on the way from the CDC. >>>
The SXSW conference demonstrates that technology and innovation are leading the way in healthcare while regulators struggle to keep up. Everyone is trying to answer one question: "Who provides care, and how?" >>>
Lawmakers can't agree on a way to plug the $122 billion hole in the budget that would be created by the elimination of the reimbursement cuts and "chances are not great" for a permanent fix by the March 31 deadline, says the co-chair of the GOP Doctors' Caucus. >>>
It may be counterintuitive, but proactively developing a system for identifying future healthcare leaders doesn't incent them to jump ship. Instead, this strategy keeps employees engaged and productive, one Pennsylvania health system finds. >>>
Many commercial payers are grappling with the challenge of developing direct relationships with individual customers who lack knowledge about the new health insurance exchange markets and confidence to make purchasing decisions. >>>
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