Pursuing expensive inpatient volume in the traditional sense is a strategic dead end. Any new construction undertaken by hospitals and health systems should be based on adaptability, patient flow, and efficiency gains—not bed count. >>>
The big problem at the VA is that it's competing for doctors with every hospital in the country, physician practices, insurance companies, urgent care centers, retail clinics, and community health centers. >>>
As Medicare officials mull new rules and a second round of participant recruitment for the Pioneer ACO program, healthcare providers are quick to point out how the gainsharing model can be improved. >>>
An examination of medical claims records by federal officials finds that more than half of doctors' claims for patient evaluations and related services had incorrect codes or lacked the necessary documentation. >>>
Hospital and health system leaders know the reimbursement transformation is coming—even if it hasn't reached them yet—and they are beginning to form alliances with regional providers to find strength in numbers. >>>
Researchers investigating outcomes at accredited and non-accredited cancer hospitals arrive at "murky" conclusions, which may indicate problems with the way the quality of care is measured. >>>
Data made public by CMS includes information comparing the average hospital charges in 2012 for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays at more than 3,000 hospitals. >>>
New models of collaboration (even among competitors) are producing shorter boarding times and fewer instances of aggressive behavior in the emergency department. >>>
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