Clinical CareOpinion: When Outpatients Deteriorate Before Your Eyes
As healthcare evolves, we increasingly need Rapid Response teams in primary care.
NursingWhy Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients
Home health agencies across the country are grappling with a significant change as of Jan. 1 in how Medicare pays...
StrategyWhy Health Systems Need Ride-Share Partnerships
Uber and Lyft are helping health systems to address social determinants of health and increase revenue.
FinanceHospital Stakeholders File Suit to Block Outpatient Payment Cuts
AHA, AAMC seek preliminary and permanent injunctions to block $800 million in cuts.
Clinical CareCMS Eliminates Direct Supervision Requirement for Hospitals
This rule places decisions about supervision in the control of hospitals and physicians involved in patient care and will make...
Finance'Above the Law'? Judge Criticizes 2020 Rule on Site-Neutral Payments, Lets It Stand
Hospitals had asked the court that vacated the 2019 rule to enforce its decision against the 2020 rule as well....
FinanceSite-Neutral Back Pay: CMS to Give Hospitals More Money for 2019, Carry Fight Into 2020
The administration agreed to comply with a federal judge's order that vacated site-neutral payment provisions of OPPS 2019, but it...
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...