Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ACA's premium subsidies, most likely saving the law from major changes in the immediate future. But GOP critics still argue that the law is a failure. Here we examine how insurance coverage rates and readmission rates have changed since it took effect.
No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.
New data from Truven Health Analytics show that many top-performing hospitals are saving money for the Medicare program.
This year, our exclusive research for the 100 Top Hospitals supplement by Modern Healthcare highlights growing success in hospital-driven improvement beyond the walls of the inpatient setting.
Strong clinical and operational performance at the nation's high-performing hospitals is associated with their more efficient use of drugs and supplies, according to a new study.
Data Points for the week of June 8, 2015, covered the following topics: Drug spending, the underinsured, radiation exposure, readmissions, and ICU risk for women who gave birth via C-section
Preferred SNF networks represent an aggressive new strategy by hospitals to gain more control over quality and costs in the largely independent skilled-nursing facility sector.
A large percentage of hospitals that received Medicare's top five-star rating on patient satisfaction were penalized for excessive readmissions or fared poorly on curbing hospital-acquired conditions, a Modern Healthcare analysis shows.
While not every innovation tested by the CMS is going to work, the evaluation should always be fair and give us insights into how to improve in the future.
The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio improved its patient-enrollment rate and managed to keep its CMS Innovation Center demonstration contract. But many other community agencies did not.
Learn how innovative hospitals leverage processes, people and technology to better manage this complex patient population and avoid potential CMS readmission penalties.
New York could become the eighth state to mandate that hospitals offer training to family and friends who care for patients after they are discharged from the hospital.