While the Lown Institute's ranking system includes the typical Medicare quality measures, it also uses data from CMS, hospital 990 forms and other federal data to show how well hospitals are leveraging their role in communities.
Labs are deploying automated, high-throughput sample preparation instruments and techniques to increase testing throughput, but some are experiencing supply chain disruptions at this stage in the workflow, as well.
The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.
Some facilities that have had coronavirus cases and deaths turn up as having none on Medicare's COVID-19 nursing home website. The data may be incomplete because the reporting requirements don't reach back to the start of the pandemic.
The Veterans Affairs Department said it inadvertently overpaid Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute more than $2.3 million for physician-administered drugs, which the provider has agreed to repay.
A new survey shows that health insurers are increasingly interested in selling dental coverage to their health plan customers as a way to grow profits and align with the movement toward value-based, whole-person care.
Since its founding in 2013, Landmark Health has been focused on taking care of seniors with chronic conditions in their homes. CEO Nick Loporcaro says one of the pandemic’s biggest challenges has been addressing the increased feeling of isolation among patients.
New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, but state officials argued it was not to blame for high death tolls.
As our country considers how we address the legacies of structural racism brought to a boiling point by George Floyd's death, our path forward must include a federally backed capital investment plan for our safety-net hospitals and clinics.
Accountable care organization Southwestern Health Resources quickly moved its clinical services online as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Its COO Dr. Sanjay Doddamani said there are more changes coming to re-align value-based care.