Hospital leaders testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee derided Medicare's two-midnight and observation rules, saying that not only are the policies not working, they've also added huge costs and quality issues for providers and patients. >>>
Patient experience is not a nicety, but a quantifiable score that can decrease revenue. Learn from Cleveland Clinic's lessons: focus on culture, quickly; get physicians on board, despite their recalcitrance; and just get started. >>>
As consumers take on more of the responsibility of paying for healthcare, the popularity of walk-in retail health clinics is surging. Tenet says it's set to double the number of its retail health clinics this year. >>>
The proposed rule would give healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use electronic health record systems to meet Meaningful Use requirements and would formally extend the timelines for Stage 2 and Stage 3. >>>
Third-party payments of premiums and cost-sharing made on behalf of Marketplace-qualified health plan enrollees by private, not-for-profit foundations are permitted—with some safeguards. >>>
Although the 5.4% growth is the lowest cost increase since the Milliman Medical Index began keeping track in 2002, it also represents the ninth straight year in which annual costs have increased by at least $1,100. >>>
With care shifting from the hospital environment to outpatient and ambulatory settings, healthcare organizations are tasked with the challenge of monitoring quality along the care continuum. Four healthcare leaders discuss how their organizations are addressing this clinical quality improvement issue. >>>
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