Beginning today, Connecticut hospitals must tell patients when they are in observation and not actually admitted--and inform them that they may be responsible for charges incurred during their stay, according to the Greenwich Times.com.
Three additional ACOs left the Pio neer program this month, leaving just over half of the original 32 participants.
The business of healthcare is grueling at times--and arguably tougher with each passing year or day. As a result, some physicians leave and go on to exercise their talents elsewhere, typically with...
Demonstrating a dramatic move toward value-based payment, 40 percent of insurers' reimbursements to providers were for value-based care that improve quality and reduce waste--an increase of 29 percent from 2013, according to a new report from Catalyst for Payment Reform.
While it may be too soon to determine whether the explosive growth in joint M.D./M.B.A. programs changed the dynamics of practicing medicine, individuals on both the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare report that such dual training improved the way they perform in their roles, according to an arti cle from the Atlantic.
Despite their early successes, accountable care organizations remain an uncertain prospect within healthcare, MedPageToday reports.
The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it settled the complaints of three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the Phoenix VA hospital--revelations that led to a nationwide scandal that involved secret wait lists to cover up treatment delays and possible patient deaths.
Americans have become angry over r ising healthcare costs, Consumer Reports repor ted.
Hospitals and health systems can reduce readmissions and improve quality of care by implementing a post-acute care model for patients with chronic diseases, Patty Upham, director of care transitions with FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, North Carolina, told senior writer Paul Barr in an interview for Hospitals & Health Networks.
Electronically recording and tracking the fingerprints of infants and toddlers holds the potential to improve the volume and accuracy of immunization coverage, according to a Michigan State University study.