Clinical CareOCR Settles 17th Case in HIPAA Right-of-Access Initiative
In the most recent settlement, Arbour Hospital, a behavioral health facility in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, agreed to pay $65,000 and...
Clinical CareReview Patient Falls, Especially Those Involving Infants, as Surveys Resume
The commission has been pushing hospitals to focus on maternal health and infant safety for years, and most recently implemented...
Clinical Care'Painless' Glucose Monitors Pushed Despite Little Evidence They Help Most Diabetes Patients
Nearly 2 million people with diabetes wear the monitors today, twice the number in 2019.
Clinical CareTJC to Begin Unannounced Survey Visits Again
TJC says it is also working with CMS to prioritize hospitals and other healthcare organizations that have accreditation dates past...
Revenue CycleRev Cycle Innovation Roundup: OODA Adds Provider Advisors, Expanded Partnerships
Three top players have made recent announcements about their expanded work.
Clinical CareHealthgrades Names 2021 'America's Best Hospitals'
Healthgrades analyzed the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 32 conditions and procedures.
TechnologyInadvertent Disclosure via Email
The way to prevent such occurrences is to ask providers and associated healthcare professionals to verify the email address if...
Clinical CareTransitioning Patients to Postacute Facilities
The challenge will be to find beds, keep patients moving through the system efficiently, and keep hospital staff members from...
FinanceRetiree Living the RV Dream Fights $12,387 Nightmare Lab Fee
Lorraine Rogge says she was surprised to receive such a high bill for lab work. "I thought there was some...
Clinical CareQ&A: Guiding End-of-life Decisions
Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, of EFS Supervision Strategies LLC in Burke, Virginia shares four strategies.
Clinical CareAccess to PHI in Research Study
Individuals may still access PHI not associated with the research study.
Revenue CycleThe Bills at the Bottom of Consumers' Priority List? Medical Bills
Thirty-seven percent of people end up paying medical bills with credit cards, and of those, three-quarters finance their medical bills...