Clinical CarePowerful Antibiotics Frequently Prescribed for Discharged Patients
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful antibiotics for their patients, many of those patients still head...
Clinical CareMore Money Needed for Health Centers, Senators Told
Safety net stakeholders urge a Senate committee to increase funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corp.,...
Clinical Care4 Steps to Improve Depression Care for Multicultural Communities
Multicultural patients face multiple barriers to receiving care for depression such as scant referral options.
FinancePlanned Orthopedic Surgery Costs Increase 44% in 8 Years
Knee replacements are up by 17% and hip replacements are up 33% from 2010-2017, finds a review of medical claims...
FinanceAverage Inpatient Stay Costs More than $22,000
That hefty price tag means that the United States exceeds every other nation in total healthcare costs.
FinanceTenet, Humana Renew Multiyear Contract
The early renewal of a four-year contract ensures that Humana's 21 million members will have in-network access to Tenet hospitals...
Clinical CareMaximize Performance of Your Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine shares successful managerial and organizational strategies.
FinanceHospitals Sue HHS Over Site-Neutral Outpatient Payments
Changes set to take effect next month will result in a significant reimbursement reduction for hospital-owned outpatient departments that would...
FinanceInpatient or Outpatient? Medicare Rule Sows Knee Replacement Confusion
Many hospitals are instructing surgeons to schedule all Medicare total knee arthroplasties as outpatient procedures.
FinanceSite-Neutral Payments Finalized Despite Hospitals' Objections
The policy change constitutes a 40% reduction for some hospital outpatient departments.
FinanceHospitals Should Be Bracing for Site-Neutral Payments
Even if the Trump administration were to delay its proposed site-neutral payments policy for outpatient facilities another year or longer,...
FinanceSix Years of Frozen Outpatient Rehab Payment Rates. CMS, Really?
Is it reasonable to expect hospitals to have a six-year payment rate freeze for outpatient hospital rehabilitation services?