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...
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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.
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering hearing a case that could have implications for self-funded insurers nationwide and as many as 16 states that have passed laws creating healthcare data collection programs.
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.
Florida residents would lose $12.3 billion in financial assistance in 2016 if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down insurance subsidies for states that haven't established their own exchanges, according to an analysis done by Democratic staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated changes in how U.S. hospitals address the threat of infectious diseases, say health IT companies and industry experts.
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.