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CMS will modify—not scrap—'two-midnight' rule

CMS will modify—not scrap—'two-midnight' rule

The CMS plans to soften but keep the controversial "two-midnight" rule governing short hospital stays in spite of aggressive calls from providers and policy experts to abandon the policy.


Research

Building the IT Architecture for Accountable Care

Building the IT Architecture for Accountable Care

Read how the successful delivery of accountable care—whether defined as care coordination, population health management or delivering better outcomes at lower cost—will depend heavily on a well-coordinated health information technology system to achieve its goals.


Providers

Let's stop 'discharging' our patients

Let's stop 'discharging' our patients

Hartford HealthCare CEO Elliot Joseph says the term "discharge" means many things as a noun and verb—none of them pleasant. It is also all too accurate when referring to the release of patients back into the disjointed U.S. healthcare system.

Finance

Allscripts buys 10% stake in NantHealth

Allscripts buys 10% stake in NantHealth

Allscripts, a major EHR vendor, is furthering its relationship with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth precision medicine startup, which plans to go public by year-end. The two companies hope to collaborate on a precision medicine platform for cancer care.

People

Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

Podcast: How Paul Kusserow plans to turn around Amedisys

Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, a Baton Rouge, La.-based home-care and hospice company, discusses a recent management shake-up, the firm's expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.

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