The CMS has awarded seven organizations a total of $26.6 million to develop quality measures that address areas of care that aren't currently included in the Quality Payment Program.
HHS wants to work with private companies like venture capital firms and startup incubators to discuss strategies to accelerate investment, innovation and research in healthcare.
Health systems have started to re-evaluate how they engage and interact with patients in their care as consumer expectations increasingly demand more personalized and less fragmented healthcare experiences.
The Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $1.84 billion in savings over three years, which is nearly twice the savings CMS data show, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of ACOs.
Puerto Rico's long-term public health challenges after Hurricane Maria have also hindered many providers' preparations for the current hurricane season, raising concerns over what harm another major storm would wreak to a health system that hasn't fully recovered.
The relative growth in the number of Latinos in the U.S. is creating pressure to target more services to the Latino community, but few health systems are making the needed investments.
The troubled Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation has been given another week to improve care conditions or risk losing key federal funding.
The service offers bedside-to-bedside transportation and wheelchair accessibility with a 97% on-time pickup rate, according to Ford Motor Co. It will pick up and deliver from homes, nursing homes and medical facilities.
As often-overlooked mental illnesses become more commonly treated, pediatric-care providers are hiring more behavioral health specialists, building more private rooms, integrating more play areas, and weaving in more soothing, nature-related elements.
The 472 Medicare ACOs generated a total of $1.1 billion in savings in 2017, allowing the CMS to make a $313.7 million gain from the program after dishing out bonuses. The savings come as the CMS looks to overhaul the program.
Back surgery is one of the most overused types of surgery and back pain is the most common ailment that sends patients to doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists. More than $90 billion a year is spent on low-back pain alone.
The “living room” concept aims to provide patients experiencing a psychiatric episode with a better environment to receive treatment than a hospital emergency department.