One of the hottest healthcare controversies—the two-midnight rule—boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules. >>>
Revised maintenance of certification rules are drawing howls of protest from doctors who are angry about "extortive" costs and other burdens. >>>
The growing importance of population health management and value-based care as well as market share and leverage with payers is spurring much of the trend toward physician hiring. >>>
Leaders of Oconee Regional Health Systems and Central Georgia Health System have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop healthcare services while aiming to achieve economies of scale and better population health. >>>
A ratings agency leader sounds the alarm for not-for-profit hospitals, saying they "have begun to lose the battle" and that a host of negative trends warrants a credit downgrade. >>>
Visitation rules based on "outdated beliefs that frequent contact with loved ones interferes with care" neglect the negative consequences of restrictive policies, says a group that advocates for family-centered care. >>>
A suggestion to reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections by replacing handshakes with fist bumps and other gestures is meeting mixed reviews among clinicians. >>>
Based on the bills in conference, legislation to fix the Veterans Administration healthcare system will do little more than paper over problems that result from a fundamentally bad design. >>>
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