Thank you for the April 25 cover story “Breaking the system,” drawing attention to how state budget battles are preventing numerous citizens from accessing services that are integral to their health and well-being. We've noticed the same trend in instances where healthcare overlaps with...
Even as the White House touts the Affordable Care Act's successful coverage of nearly 20 million people, residents across the country are struggling to access and afford healthcare and social service programs.
“Physician practices need more than just an EHR, they need an infrastructure that will allow them to analyze data and use it to improve.” (“Doctors argue for more flexibility on MACRA changes”). Amen!
Oklahoma's rural healthcare is going up in flames, and state leaders won't take the steps necessary to douse the fire, says Landon Hise, a hospital CEO from that state.
CEO Stace Holland started hunting for ways to slash unnecessary costs the minute he took over an endangered rural hospital that was losing $6 million a year. It didn't take long for him to find plenty.
A depressed rural community with overwhelming public health problems hopes the new managers of its struggling hospital will find the money to maintain vital healthcare services while preserving 232 badly needed jobs.
The CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program is the policy vanguard of the transition from process to outcome measures for hospital reporting and payment.
Some believe a federal appeals court decision over hospital classifications could lead to millions of dollars in savings for hospitals across the country. The court Thursday invalidated a Medicare regulation that says certain hospitals can't be classified as both rural and urban.
Rural hospital associations are waiting to see movement on several bills that would further their cause.
Wisconsin is known for its dairy farms and rolling hills. But some healthcare experts call it a trailblazer.
Rural providers should be required to participate in federal pay-for-performance programs, but the measurements should reflect rural patient volume, patient demographics and practice size, according to an analysis requested by HHS.
Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton, Miss., will close Dec. 1 after losing a key federal funding status, becoming the fourth Mississippi hospital to close since 2013.