Hospitals will take a financial hit this year as a result of the new federal rule that cuts the Medicare payment rate for most patient stays that span less than two midnights, Moody's predicts. >>>
In light of new data, "the National Quality Forum-endorsed measure and the International Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for treatment of septic shock are going to have to be modified," says a critical care researcher. >>>
Few are making much progress, but a small number of hospital and health system leaders are doing their best to change price opacity. >>>
The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding led to significant information loss at one oncology clinic, says a researcher who found that 39 ICD-9-CM codes with information loss accounted for 2.9% of total Medicaid reimbursements and 5.3% of the organization's billing charges. >>>
Two advocates for public health want healthcare workers trained to be "structurally competent" in basic economics, urban infrastructure, and other societal factors that can negatively impact patients' health. >>>
A program to get mechanically ventilated and post-operative ICU patients up and moving quickly represented a huge culture change for nurses, but it reduced length of stay and eliminated pressure ulcers and ventilator-associated pneumonia. >>>
While most human resource professionals are good listeners and genuinely want to help employees struggling with the stresses of balancing work and life, they cannot take on the role of a mental health provider. >>>
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