Congress' budget deal included several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that experts say will motivate beneficiaries to be more proactive about their health.
The CMS introduced the annual wellness visit in 2011 under the Affordable Care Act to promote prevention and wellness among the Medicare population. Yet physician offices that care for low-income, sicker populations aren't seeing patients take advantage of those free visits.
In a new report, the NQF calls on Medicaid programs to work more with healthcare organizations and communities to better manage social disparities.
The need for blood in hospitals has been falling over time, according to a recent study by the RAND Corp. It cites new technologies, adoption of less-invasive surgical techniques and reduction in the need for blood transfusions.
Of the 561 ACOs in the Medicare shared savings program this year, 101 are in a downside risk-based contract, up from 42 ACOs that were in such contracts in 2017.
Mayo Clinic has loosened its dress and decorum policy to allow for visible tattoos, so long as they do not have words or images that convey violence, profanity or sexually explicit content.
Turnover among hospital and health system chief executive officers (CEOs) is higher than in other industries.1 Along with navigating ever-changing policies and regulations, hospital CEOs must work with multiple payers, meet community obligations, stay current with evolving technology,...
In 2016, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) issued itsfirst-ever guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation. The guidelines provide new guidance foracute-care providers in determining the most appropriate post-acute venue for a growing
OSF Medical Group has adopted a new model in which a team of clinicians divvies up duties to see more patients and improve care.
Health systems are under increasing pressure to reduce their costs. While many leaders often look to variable costs like labor and supplies, few are honing in on clinical assets like medical equipment, which have a huge impact on cost, quality and patient satisfaction. For example, a health system...
When Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) decided it wanted to improve the patient experience in its hospitals, it zeroed in on digitizing its nurse rounding process.
Dr. Peter Pronovost said he will be leaving Johns Hopkins' Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to serve as senior vice president for clinical strategy at UnitedHealthcare.