With billions of dollars in revenue on the line nationwide, one physician shares his strategies to cut down on no-show patients at his practice.
Surgical safety checklists can save lives and reduce lengths of stay but only if they are properly implemented in the operating room, according to a new study.
It may now be easier for hospitals to improve outcomes at lower costs by claiming both "urban" and "rural" status, thanks to a ruling by the 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
A computer glitch that arose when the Department of Veterans Affairs switched to ICD-10 last October canceled a large number of patient consults and procedure orders, reports DisabledVeterans.org.
If the stigma surrounding addiction is one of the biggest obstacles to addressing it, the medical lexicon surrounding substance use disorders must also shift away from terminology that connotes blame and shame, according to an article from The Boston Globe.
As high-deductible health plans become a more common fixture in the healthcare industry, the debate continues as to whether such benefit designs reduce care costs and usage--and how that influences consumers' health, according to a new issue brief from Health Affairs.
The use of care coordinators to assist insured individuals with chronic conditions can dramatically lower the cost of care, according to a blog post at Health Affairs. The chronically ill employee population can account for as much as 40 percent of an organization's entire healthcare costs.
Central Ohio's nonprofit hospitals provide increasingly less uncompensated care, calling into question the rationale for the hundreds of millions they receive each year in tax breaks, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The University of Utah's University Hospital could cut costs by as much as $1.5 million a year on its laboratory costs by using a software system intended to cut down on unnecessary testing, according to a study that was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Poor communication between physician practices and hospitals carries a steep price: more than 1,700 deaths and some $1.7 billion in costs, according to an analysis of medical malpractice claims filed between 2009 and 2013 by CRICO Strategies.