As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest growing physician specialty - hospital medicine - to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency. How this new role for hospitalists plays out varies according to the type, location and...
More hospitals will see a payment bump than a penalty in the coming year under Medicare's value-based purchasing program, according to newly released federal data for more than 3,000 U.S. facilities.
More than 700 hospitals will see their total Medicare payments docked by 1% in fiscal 2015 as part of the first year of a federal penalty program aimed at reducing preventable harm and improving patient safety.
Physician advocates are warning doctors to pay close attention to the CMS' recently released Physician Quality Reporting System data submission deadlines, because the 2014 data they report will be used to calculate their future Medicare payments.
Baylor Scott & White formally announced Thursday that it has become the third member of the Cleveland Clinic's Cardiovascular Specialty Network and its exclusive partner for heart-care referrals in the Southwest.
The indictment of 14 people Wednesday—including two pharmacists on charges of second-degree murder—was the latest in a string of actions taken in response to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounder.
The federal government announced more than $665 million in grants to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia on Tuesday to design and test new healthcare payment and delivery models.
President Barack Obama pitched HealthCare.gov in interviews with three seemingly unusual outlets on Friday—a hip hop radio station in Raleigh, N.C., a sports radio show and a morning talk show led by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. But it's not the first time the president has used...
A day with University of Illinois Health's CXO shows the job requires strong support from hospital leaders, deep understanding of performance improvement, a deft personal touch and recognition that patient satisfaction is closely linked to quality and safety.
Patients are more frequently being referred to as “customers” by medical providers as the U.S. healthcare system undergoes a massive redesign with an increased focus on consumer experience. But use of the term is being questioned by some physicians who note that in the consumer world,...
Home health agencies are the latest to become subject to the CMS' five-star rating program, which is intended to help consumers compare the quality and safety of care they should expect from U.S. healthcare providers.
New limits on medical resident workhours implemented in 2011 appear to have had no effect on patient deaths or serious complications, according to two new studies published in JAMA.