A new study finds black and Hispanic preterm infants are more likely to be born in poor quality-of-care facilities, contributing to higher morbidity and mortality rates for these populations.
The CMS has updated the star ratings on its Hospital Compare site using a new methodology that will give more hospitals one to five stars.
The Trump administration touted efforts to move the healthcare system toward value-based payment, but its focus on lifting red tape led the CMS to rescind rules intended to move the dial on pay-for-performance.
The CMS has issued an interim final rule that allows ACOs impacted this year by natural disasters more leniency on quality reporting standards.
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
The CMS has added updated star ratings to its Hospital Compare site using a new methodology that will give more hospitals 1 or 5 stars.
A new JAMA study finds mortality rates stayed constant for heart attack patients even as spending for cardiac procedures and post-acute care rose.
OSF Medical Group has adopted a new model in which a team of clinicians divvies up duties to see more patients and improve care.
At bedtime in the pediatric unit at Beaumont Children's hospital, community members are invited to stand outside the hospital and shine flashlights up at the hospital windows, and pediatric patients shine lights back in a show of support.
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...
Top health plans and providers in California have joined an effort to use a unified, standard set of quality performance measures for accountable care organization reporting and ease the administrative burden on clinicians.
A recent study found patients who reported high satisfaction with their overall care experience were 39% less likely to be readmitted than patients who were not as satisfied.