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Fostering diversity for the next generation of healthcare leaders

Fostering diversity for the next generation of healthcare leaders

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 13, 2018

Some health systems are grooming junior employees from minority backgrounds to become the next generation of leaders, so that they will better reflect the growing diversity of the patient and community populations.

Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 13, 2018

A new trend is giving a break to breastfeeding sports fans. Lactation stations have started popping up in sports spaces: basketball arenas and baseball and football stadiums.

CMS' readmissions program changes hit specialty hospitals

CMS' readmissions program changes hit specialty hospitals

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 05, 2018

Recent changes to the CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program will result in smaller penalties at teaching and community hospitals and larger penalties at specialty hospitals, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis.

CMS underestimated Medicare ACOs' savings

CMS underestimated Medicare ACOs' savings

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 11, 2018

The Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $1.84 billion in savings over three years, which is nearly twice the savings CMS data show, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of ACOs.

Puerto Rico's slow recovery leaves health system exposed for next major storm

Puerto Rico's slow recovery leaves health system exposed for next major storm

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 08, 2018

Puerto Rico's long-term public health challenges after Hurricane Maria have also hindered many providers' preparations for the current hurricane season, raising concerns over what harm another major storm would wreak to a health system that hasn't fully recovered.

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