The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General continues to focus on electronic health records and health IT, adding two EHR-related issues to its new 2016 work plan.
Opponents of the Cadillac tax now say they are willing to compromise in their effort to repeal the controversial provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Following four key principles--"avoid, deny, defend, treat"--will help hospitals deal with having an active shooter on site, a disaster preparedness expert told the American College of Emergency Physicians meeting in Boston last week.
Payment recoupments as a result of the work of recovery RACs dropped dramatically last year, thanks in part to pushback from the hospital sector--and they're about to drop even more.
As the industry awaits word from federal regulators on the outcome of their review of the proposed Aetna-Humana merger, experts say the process is certain to be challenging and complicated.
A newly proposed rule from the federal governement, which would allow voluntary employer workplace wellness programs to ask for genetic health information from employees and their spouses, is expected to receive praise from employers but may worry some consumers.
Nearly 500 hospitals in 43 states agreed to pay $250 million in settlements involving cardiac devices that were implanted in patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, according to the Department of Justice.
Patient preference during the hospital discharge planning process would hold greater weight under a new proposed rule that also aims to reduce readmissions.
As far as baseball analogies go, the comparisons between America's favorite pastime and healthcare are remarkably strong, as described in a recent commentary by Robert Pearl, M.D., in Forbes. A key distinction, however, is that hospitals and healthcare providers don't have the luxury of beginning each season anew with a clean slate, as do ball players, which is all the more reason medicine should heed the following lessons.