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Unintended consequences: CMS' readmissions program might be harming patients

Unintended consequences: CMS' readmissions program might be harming patients

Overall, the CMS' Hospital Reduction Readmissions Program has motivated hospitals to change wasteful care practices. But health policy experts wonder if the tactics hospitals have adopted might not always be in the best interest of patients.

Slumping Medicare margins put hospitals on precarious cliff

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 25, 2017
Slumping Medicare margins put hospitals on precarious cliff

Medicare margins are in a free-fall. In 2015, the aggregate margin hit a negative 7.1% across hospitals and could sink to -10% this year. Hospitals face enormous pressure to offset the losses.

Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 25, 2017
Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

As healthcare inches toward value-based care, EHRs are more important than ever. Vendors are working with providers to improve their offerings, going beyond meeting the bare minimum federal requirements for their software.



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Accessing behavioral health through primary care

Accessing behavioral health through primary care

Primary-care providers write most of the anti-depressant prescriptions in the U.S., but these providers may have “limited” training in mental health treatment. Rather than ignoring the problem, Arun Gupta is working with it, giving primary-care providers and their patients access to...

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