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?
NursingWant to Decrease Falls? Here's how.
A combination of screening, modifying risk factors, and evidence-based interventions can lower older adults' fall risk.
Finance'Deeply Disappointed': Hospitals Urge CMS to Change Course on OPPS 2019
Two major hospital groups suggested separately that CMS had overstepped its legal authority in proposals for next year.
Clinical CareHealthcare Spending Growth Makes a Comeback
Post-recession spending growth is climbing towards pre-recession levels and is largely driven by brand-name drugs, ER visits, and outpatient surgeries.
Clinical CareHow ASC Facilities Turn Their Smaller Operations Into Safer Operations
An ASC leader and orthopedic surgeons share their success strategies for conducting safe invasive procedures at ASCs.
NursingLifting Patients Puts Nurses at Risk: Have You Tried These Alternatives?
There are multiple ways to prevent nurse injuries from patient handling. Find out the pros and cons of various interventions....
Clinical CareMaking Modern House Calls to Improve Patient Care
As opposed to the general-purpose house call of the past, contemporary house calls can generate targeted benefits such as hospital...
Clinical CareProvidence Health to Shut Down D.C. Hospital
The not-for-profit health system says it will 'transition' out of acute care services by the end of 2018 and focus...
FinanceProMedica Finalizes $3.3B HCR ManorCare Acquisition
The joint venture with WellTower is being hailed as a 'first-of-its-kind partnership' and it gives not-for-profit ProMedica immediate scale in...