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Iowa medical center devises strategy to reduce food waste

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 07, 2015

In 2012, roughly 12% of the food that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics prepared went into the garbage. Faced with that sobering statistic, the health system's leaders decided to make serious changes.

Home health agencies face $350 million Medicare cut

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 07, 2015

Home health agencies are dismayed with a CMS proposal issued late Monday that cuts Medicare rates $350 million while also rolling out a new value-based purchasing system called for under the Affordable Care Act.

Hospital systems, not-for-profit, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 07, 2015

See a list of the nation's 20 largest not-for-profit hospital systems, ranked by total revenue. Sources: American Hospital Association 2014 Guide; Modern Healthcare reporting.

Home health agencies face $350 million Medicare cut

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 07, 2015

Home health agencies are dismayed with a CMS proposal issued late Monday that cuts Medicare rates $350 million while also rolling out a new value-based purchasing system called for under the Affordable Care Act.

Video: Why nurses matter more than ever

Video: Why nurses matter more than ever

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 07, 2015

American Nurses Association President Pam Cipriano (one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare) says nurses are well-positioned to improve healthcare quality and care coordination and take on new roles as more care moves out of hospitals.

Dialysis patients get substandard care despite guidelines

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 07, 2015

Many kidney failure patients continue to receive critical dialysis treatments through catheters, a vein access method that is widely known to increase the risk of serious infections, blood clots and even death.

Medicare vies to keep ACOs on board with more flexible rules

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 07, 2015

More flexibility is coming for Medicare accountable care organizations under a final rule the CMS published in June. The revisions are intended to strike a balance between maintaining the program's rigor and making sure providers continue to participate.

Healthcare associations, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 07, 2015

See a list of the nation's 25 largest healthcare associations, ranked by 2013 revenue. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting from IRS Form 990 filings.

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