Hospitals will pivot to post-acute care to thrive under cardiac bundles

Hospitals will pivot to post-acute care to thrive under cardiac bundles

Medicare's accelerating move to bundled payments for episodes of care will drive hospitals and physicians to pay more attention to what happens to patients after they leave.

CMS releases star ratings for hospitals

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 27, 2016
CMS releases star ratings for hospitals

The CMS published the much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on Wednesday after industry stakeholders and Congress pressured the agency to continue to delay their release.

Price transparency eludes consumers in 43 states

By Dave Barkholz  |  July 26, 2016

Just seven states achieved a passing grade for making usable healthcare price information available to consumers, according to the 2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws.


Increased medical expenses drag down Anthem's Q2 profit

Less than a week after finding out the U.S. Justice Department would seek to block its acquisition of Cigna Corp., Anthem said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell more than 9% year over year and it lowered its earnings projections for the rest of the year.


HHS to fund cybersecurity information exchange

HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's IT systems. The goal is to allow providers, public health agencies and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and education."

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