For many systems across the country, the expense side of the balance sheet is growing almost as fast as the revenue side, prompting providers to look for new ways to cut costs.
Were patients really sicker? Lawsuits say Medicare Advantage plans inflated diagnoses to boost payments
Critics say the Medicare Advantage program's patient risk-score payment model offers a strong incentive to manipulate the scores, though plans say allegations of improper scoring are a result of invalid audit methods.
When Randy Oostra was 30 years old, he stumbled upon his career epiphany. Oostra, who grew up in a small town settled by Dutch immigrants in northwest Iowa, was a healthcare consultant traveling across the Midwest.
The advertising and marketing campaigns to persuade Americans to sign up for Obamacare coverage during the first open enrollment a year ago came under heavy criticism from marketing professionals, many of whom have ideas about how it could have been done better.
As CEO of 663-bed Staten Island University Hospital, Anthony Ferreri has led the organization, its employees and the community through some of the borough's toughest challenges, and has publicly shared some of his own.
The new wellness center that opened in Gretna, La., in September might seem like a typical gathering place for senior citizens.
Serving those in need is part of the job description for J. Michael Jernigan. But his work in fulfilling that mission extends far beyond his office.
Shakespeare in “Twelfth Night” reminds us that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
The creation of multidisciplinary teams and the focus on standardizing best practices is paying off at hospitals that rose to the top of this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Some hospitals are reaping savings from buying green energy, though savings depend on market conditions and geographic location.
Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.
In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.