FinanceSite-Neutral Groundhog? Hospitals Urge Judge to Whack 2020 Payment Policy, Too
The government is moving forward with 'the second year of a two-year phase-in,' even though a judge vacated the policy...
FinanceCMS Finalizes 340B, Site-Neutral Cuts for 2020
Medicare's hospital outpatient prospective payment system rates will increase by a net 2.6% in 2020.
Clinical Care4 Top Patient Safety Risks in Ambulatory Care
A new report identifies diagnostic errors as the top patient safety risk in ambulatory care settings.
Clinical CareWatchdog Group Surveys Outpatient Surgery Facilities for Safety and Quality
The Leapfrog Group's surveys collected data from more than 300 ambulatory surgery centers and more than 1,100 hospital outpatient departments.
FinanceSite-Neutral Payments: Judge Holds Her Ground in Vacating OPPS Provisions
The latest ruling opens the door to a possible appeal by the Trump administration, which has argued it has the...
Clinical CareCommunity Health Centers See Declines in Medicaid Enrollment Among Immigrant Patients
Health center directors believe the declines may be owing to confusion over the Trump administration's public charge rule.
StrategyWhy Novant Health Signed 9 Pharmacies Over to Walgreens
The health system plans to provide more convenient care in co-branded retail clinics, as health systems have done in other...
InnovationUber And Lyft Ride-Sharing Services Hitch Onto Medicaid
Arizona became the first state to revamp its Medicaid regulations to make it easier for ride-sharing companies to participate in...
StrategyJudge Grants Hospitals Victory in Site-Neutral Payments Dispute
A federal judge vacated the CMS policy, saying the agency overstepped its legal authority in making the payment cut to...
Clinical CareMillions Of Diabetes Patients Are Missing Out On Medicare's Nutrition Help
Not enough physicians know that Medicare will pay for nutritional counseling.
Clinical CareDoctors Fight Legislation Prompted By Sex Abuse Scandals
Health researchers say these measures are part of a broader national shift in the doctor-patient relationship.
NursingStop a Nursing Shortage Before It Starts
Recognizing experienced nurse retirements were inevitable, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance took a proactive approach to building specialty skills and knowledge...