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. >>>
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. >>>
Investments in outpatient facilities and health information technology systems are helping not-for-profit hospitals overcome revenue setbacks, says a Moody's report. >>>
As CVS and Walgreens continue to add to their hospital rosters, supermarket chains are beginning to test the retail clinic waters, offering healthcare organizations the opportunity to reach potential patients in a different setting. >>>
Insurers operating on the public insurance exchanges for individuals will be filing proposed 2015 premium rates over the next month. Early data out of Washington State indicates that anxiety over double-digit rate increases may be unfounded. >>>
A surge in spinal fusion procedures has brought mounting scrutiny on providers. Now payers appear poised to crack down on needless procedures by applying coverage pressure on physicians. >>>
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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