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Connecticut requires hospitals to inform patients of observation status

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.

CMS report suggests a bright yet tough road for ACOs

Three additional ACOs left the Pio neer program this month, leaving just over half of the original 32 participants. 

4 ways to stay in love with medicine

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...

40% of provider reimbursements are for value-based care

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.

Benefits of MD/MBA programs go both ways

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.

Mixed news, unclear future for ACOs

Despite their early successes, accountable care organizations remain an uncertain prospect within healthcare, MedPageToday reports.

VA scandal whistleblowers receive settlement for unfair treatment

​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.

New reaction to high healthcare costs: Consumer anger

Americans have become angry over r ising healthcare costs,  Consumer Reports  repor ted.

Reduce readmissions among chronically ill patients with post-acute care plan

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.

Researchers examine fingerprint scanning to boost vaccination accuracy

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.