Clinical Care'Own It' Initiative Curbs Burnout and Increases Physician Engagement
An emphasis on communication standards helps drive this cultural transformation program at a large health system.
FinanceAHA Pushes Back on Politico's Description of Nonprofit Hospital Financials
The American Hospital Association's general counsel said Politico "cherry-picked" metrics from a recent Moody's report.
StrategyDon't Ignore Intermountain's Long-Shot Bid to Deflate the False Claims Act
There are important lessons to be learned from the case, even though the nonprofit health system has signaled it expects...
CMS Propose Rule Would Strengthen Oversight of Accrediting Organizations
Proposed rule will increase transparency of changes of ownerships for AOs with Medicare deeming authority to safeguard patient safety.
FinanceLower-Tier HIPAA Violations to Enjoy Smaller Annual Caps on Penalties
Under the Obama administration, HHS had adopted a $1.5 million cap per calendar year for all violations of an identical...
FinanceAetna Quietly Settles High-Profile Lawsuit Over Denied Coverage
The health insurer had pledged a vigorous defense in the suit, but isn't saying what prompted the confidential settlement.
NursingPatient Arrested on Manslaughter Charge for Attack That Killed Nurse
The behavioral health patient allegedly attacked multiple nurses, inflicting injuries that later killed one of them.
StrategyApology Not Accepted: When Saying 'I'm Sorry' Isn't Enough
For surgeons, apology laws made no difference in either the number of claims or the share of those claims that...
FinanceSutter Health, Affiliates to Pay Back $30M for Medicare Advantage Overpayments
Federal prosecutors allege that the Sacramento-based health system and its affiliates submitted unsupported diagnosis codes for patient encounters with Medicare...
FinanceWhat to Expect at the Senate PBM Hearing
Executives from five major PBMs will take center stage on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning.
FinanceMemorial Sloan Kettering Leaders Violated Conflict-of-Interest Rules, Report Finds
A policy review follows months of turmoil at the cancer center, which pledged an overhaul, including new rules on public...
Exemptions Surge As Parents And Doctors Do 'Hail Mary' Around Vaccine Laws
Parents have found end runs around the new law requiring vaccinations. And they have done so, often, with the cooperation...