For healthcare facilities that serve an important niche, such as critical access hospitals, a variety of pressures are changing the way they do business. >>>
The 2015 outpatient prospective payment proposed rule from CMS contains refinements to the previously introduced comprehensive ambulatory payment classification policy, significant packaging of ancillary services, and a change for inpatient certification requirements. >>>
Denise Cardo, MD, director of the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, cites the agency's growing ability to collect data and its improved relationship with CMS as tools in the fight to prevent hospital-acquired infections and other avoidable harms. >>>
Primary care doctors surveyed by the Medical Group Management Association say nearly 6% of their compensation was pegged to quality metrics in 2013, up from 3% in 2012. >>>
The Four Habits model, used to improve patient-physician communication, can also prepare nurses to deliver relationship-centered care more effectively, study data shows. >>>
Less than twelve weeks after a strong tornado crippled a small Mississippi hospital, its interim CEO shares his thoughts on the way forward. >>>
In Massachusetts, rates of discretionary surgical procedures rose, while rates of non-discretionary or emergency procedures declined in the years following the state's insurance expansion, researchers found. >>>
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