Despite many hospital's efforts to reduce readmissions, penalties for excessive readmissions reached an all-time high this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid will levy fines to 2,610...
Workplace violence against healthcare workers could be even more prevalent than previously thought, with surveys indicating incidents of violence are massively under-reported.
As the Ebola virus continues to make headlines in the U.S., hospitals must be prepared to protect potential patients' privacy, or face millions of dollars in fines as well as a government investigation, according to an article in MedCity News.
Although nearly three-quarters of medical and service managers are women, only 18 percent of hospital CEOs are female, according to an infographic created by Norwich University's Master of Science in Nursing online program.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking another step toward improving its data collection and management with the creation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics. The new office will be led by Niall Brennan, who will become CMS' first chief data officer.
Despite recent suggestions that concerns about the primary care physician shortage may be overblown, the problem is especially pronounced at the state level, with Florida coming up shortest, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Last week's top story, "Practices' top financial challenges of 2014 turned out to be a hotter headline than I'd predicted. Perhaps the popularity of that story speaks to the adage...
At a time when many practices must do more with less, some experts say that adding one or more physi cian assistants (PA) to your payroll can help make practice access--and revenue--more abundant, according to an arti cle from HCPLive.
If teaching hospitals want to keep their doctors from leaving, they should consider personalizing the mix of clinical, teaching, research and administrative responsibilities for each faculty member, a survey by the University of Virginia School of Medicine found.
For several years now, rising out-of-pocket health costs have caused some p atients to forego needed care. A recent stu dy from the Commonwealth Fund confirms that not only are patients cutting back on care due to cost, but also their misunders tanding of insurance coverage leads many to forego preventive care unnecessarily.