A new CMS calculation for uncompensated care presents an opportunity and a compliance risk for DSH hospitals.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday afternoon shot down a Republican effort to repeal in two years some of the more unpopular components of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual and employer mandates.
The procedural vote Tuesday afternoon narrowly pushed through, 51-50, with the help of Vice President Mike Pence.
GOP leaders failed to reach agreement with conservative and moderate party members, handing a setback to the Trump administration.
IHI CEO Derek Feeley will lead the combined organizations, which together are calling for a "coordinated system-wide effort geared at providing safe care delivery across all aspects of care."
Certification, which is voluntary, may be required as a condition of eligibility for insurance reimbursement.
Oncologists and researchers agree there are some gaps in their data, and are looking at ways to develop smarter care metrics—not more of them.
The program has been shown to reduce length of stay, complications, and costs for colorectal surgery patients.
A paper from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement offers strategies aimed at advancing patient safety via leadership, teamwork, negotiation, and transparency.