New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's NYDoctorProfile.com website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in...
Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, 46, will be president and CEO at the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association.
Data Points for the week of March 2, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicaid, Medicare, heart attack care and ICD-10 implementation
Kaiser Permanente leaders in the system's mid-Atlantic region were frustrated by long patient wait times in their clinical decision units that handled urgent and short-term observation care.
As hospitals increasingly lose patients to medical care delivered in clinics and home settings, hospital operators are escalating their efforts to shrink capacity.
As changing healthcare delivery models continue to shift patients from inpatient to outpatient settings, it is becoming almost unheard of for certain common surgical procedures to require inpatient care, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Critics say the CMS star-rating system for dialysis clinics is too complicated for the average consumer because of how ratings are assigned. And in areas with few choices of facilities, they may be meaningless since consumers have no easily accessible alternatives.
Cleveland Clinic plans to shut down its Lakewood (Ohio) Hospital, turning it into an ambulatory facility, reflective of the nationwide industry trend toward outpatient care.
The push for improved quality and safety metrics in healthcare will expand beyond the hospitals to the entire continuum of care in 2015.
Carolinas HealthCare System more than doubled its operating surplus for the first nine months of the year as it increased its market share, saw an improved payer mix and slowed the growth of labor costs.
Everyone knows the drill of going to the doctor's office or hospital, being handed a clipboard and writing answers to a list of questions about your identity, health status and insurance. Now there's a multistakeholder initiative to automate that process.
A new health insurance exchange announced last week by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.