Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>
The impact of proposed changes to Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System in 2015 will vary from hospital to hospital, but federal officials predict providers will take a $241 million payment hit next year. >>>
Having already picked most of the low-hanging fruit, provider organizations are looking for—and finding—new ways to spend less on materials. >>>
See how Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and other top hospitals are recognizing nurses this week. >>>
Calculating the true cost of care is essential for evidence-based medicine, reduced variation of care, and the new world of value-based purchasing. UPMC built its own tool for use across its 22 hospitals. >>>
Health plan enrollment nationwide beat HHS's expectations, but fell short on attaining two key goals of federal officials: enrolling Latinos and adults between 18 to 34 years of age. The differences from state-to-state were, in some cases, pronounced. >>>
The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>
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