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Web Exclusive: Understanding MLR Waiver Requests
For the most part, the basis for requesting -- and being granted -- an MLR waiver falls into a single category: fear...
Web Exclusive: Rural Hospitals Fight to Block $16B in Federal Cuts
As political power players in Washington continue to bicker and wrangle over the country's debt ceiling crisis, rural...
Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Leading Congressional Democrats immediately recoiled Tuesday from a new proposal to cut $600 billion in Medicare...
Some MA hospitals back price curbs
Support is building among some Massachusetts hospitals for temporary government limits on healthcare prices, a...
West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
Time for Hospitals to Issue Holiday Decorations Memo
When he was one of The Joint Commission's life safety surveyors, Brad Keyes, CHSP, recalls walking into a hospital...
Joint Commission Official: Don't Put Patients in Egress Halls When ED Overcrowds
Those of you who plan to move patients into exit corridors when routine ED overcrowding occurs may want to reconsider...
Web Exclusive: An Infection Control Playbook
Guidelines for reducing healthcare-associated infections are not hard to find—it's the adherence part of the...
Hospitals try to calm doctors’ outbursts
During an operation at a Salem, MA, hospital in 2007, an orthopedic surgeon was frustrated by a pair of scissors that...