The findings of the analysis, conducted for Modern Healthcare by MPA Healthcare Solutions, undermines the argument by safety net hospitals that they are automatically disadvantaged in providing quality care.
Hospitals that had the worst readmission rates prior to the Affordable Care Act improved the most, the authors found.
Providers are asking the CMS to withdraw a rule that would block billions in supplemental funding that helps safety net and Medicaid providers care for their poorest patients..
Industry lobbyists are putting the pressure on Congress to use the lame-duck session to pass a law that would take into consideration the challenges faced by hospitals that predominantly treat low-income patients.
Detroit Medical Center has received confirmation that it is in full compliance with infection-control regulations from the CMS.
Dr. Ram Raju, the head of New York City's public hospital system, is stepping down from the helm of the financially challenged system effective Nov. 30.
A federal appeals court has ordered a group of Maine hospitals to fork over $17 million in Medicare overpayments to HHS, ruling the agency had the right to reclaim the funds.
Many federal, state and local correctional facilities are turning to telemedicine as a cost-effective solution for providing high quality care.
The Detroit Medical Center says a plan to address problems with its sterilization of surgical instruments has been approved by state regulators.
Safety net systems and health officials in communities with large numbers of unauthorized immigrants view caring for them as a core part of managing population health, even though the ACA expressly disqualifies them from coverage.
State regulators and the Detroit Medical Center have agreed to bring in a consultant to ensure that surgical instruments are clean and sterile.
A new CMS rule will bar nursing homes from compelling residents to settle disputes in arbitration as a condition of admission and introduces new requirements aimed at improving the quality of care and reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions.