NursingDoctors And Nurses With Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option
Non-disciplinary programs monitor doctors and nurses for a number of years and are monitored by addiction specialists and state authorities.
Clinical CareNew Kindred Healthcare CMO Wants to Bridge the Payer-Provider Gap
The new chief medical officer at Kindred Healthcare, with a background in emergency medicine and health plan management, is focused...
Encompass Health to Pay $48M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Federal prosecutors said the company allegedly submitted false diagnoses to maintain its status as a Medicare IRF and get a...
InnovationFitbit Shows Length-of-Stay Benefits in Every 100 Steps After Surgery
For every 100 steps taken the day after surgery, up to 1,000 steps, Cedars-Sinai researchers found that patients decreased their...
Medicare Paid $5.7B for 'Not Reasonable and Necessary' Inpatient Rehab Care
An OIG audit found widespread noncompliance with IRF guidelines, with providers and CMS sharing the blame.
FinanceLong-term Care Hospital Reimbursement Loophole Challenged
A new working paper recommends that long-term care hospitals lose their special reimbursement schedules under Medicare and instead get paid...