FEMA didn't have the infrastructure in place to share information quickly enough to properly react to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, according to its after-action report. That left many providers in the dark as they tried to recover.
The CMS finalized a natural disaster policy for hospitals in the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, in the hopes of not penalizing hospitals if they exceed spending goals due to uncontrollable events.
Last year's devastating hurricane season offered a lot of lessons for providers, but a recent ACEP poll suggests many still aren't ready if another disaster strikes.
Going months without significant aid or support, hospitals in Puerto Rico have had to mostly go it alone in terms of their recovery efforts. But the way forward seems to provide a ray of hope that could lead to a revamping of the health system.
The CMS has issued an interim final rule that allows ACOs impacted this year by natural disasters more leniency on quality reporting standards.
For much of 2017, attention was on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. By the end of the year, though, industry trends pointed toward the market reshaping itself through mergers and new offerings.
Over the course of four days, more than 300 hundred nurses swooped into Houston to provide much-needed relief to storm-weary nurses.
Florida Hospital CEO Daryl Tol describes how his team and community rallied to deliver much-needed supplies to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Memorial Regional Hospital saw its patient load nearly quadruple during Hurricane Irma. Food service went from serving 5,000 meals a day to 18,000.
Baptist Health South Florida exec on Hurricane Irma: 'It's not just getting through the storm, it is the aftermath'
The COO of Baptist Health South Florida took matters into his own hands when he drove directly into Hurricane Irma to evacuate a chief nursing officer from the Florida Keys.
Despite operating out of a MASH-like unit, clinicians in the Florida Keys prove that old-school medicine can still result in quality care.
Clinicians at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center didn't hesitate to answer the call following the tragic shooting on the Las Vegas strip.