Physician-owned hospitals are simultaneously lobbying to get some of the financial restrictions imposed by the Affordable Care Act lifted by Congress, while also expanding services that haven't been proscribed, reported The Wall Street Journal .
Stakeholders have started to weigh in on proposed rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General to update the regulatory protections to hospitals and others who subsidize electronic health record purchases for physicians, with the American Hospital Association calling for such protections to be made "permanent."
With the U.S Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission setting targets on healthcare companies for anti-corruption enforcement, organizations looking to acquire healthcare entities operating abroad should take steps to prevent potential corruption.
Every new healthcare program or initiative should be approached with a telemedicine angle in mind, according to American Telemedicine Association President-Elect Ed Brown.
Not-for-profit hospitals are going to be more financially dependent on delivering care based on quality rather than volume, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service. The shift has also prompted the ratings company to add more metrics for measuring the financial health of hospitals.
The looming transition to ICD-10 continues to be burdensome for healthcare providers nationwide, so much so that some in Congress are calling for it to not be mandatory. However, according to Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management innovation at Nuance, there are several steps that can be taken to ease the process.
In the first six months of fiscal 2013, Medicare recovery auditors (RAC) collected $1.37 billion in overpayments and returned $65.4 million in underpayments, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The White House and its Office of Management and Budget on Thursday unveiled policy requirements calling for all federal government agencies to make information resources easily accessible.
While several articles have been written about talking points made by healthcare industry speakers at last week's "listening session" hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator, what federal officials said appears to be flying under the radar.
New hospital safety report cards show incremental progress on keeping patients safe from infections, injuries and errors, according to a Leapfrog announcement released today.