Patient rounding has long been around as a way for nurse leaders and doctors to check in on the clinical progress of a patient, but Lenox Hill hospital in New York started five years ago using the practice as a way to improve patient experience.
Most healthcare providers will have to pay employees for time spent getting vaccinated and in recovery from side effects. They'll also have to create physical barriers for staff and report on any worker COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Several notable hospital deals have fallen apart over the past year, as the acquired hospital or system claims that expectations weren't met, cultures clashed, executive turnover disrupted operations or performance declined.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that New York’s seven-day average of COVID-19 positivity rates was 0.5%—the state's lowest since it began testing in March 2020. According to Johns Hopkins University data, that ties New York with Massachusetts in having the lowest positivity rate in the nation.
Black and dual-eligible enrollees in Medicare Advantage grew substantially from 2009 through 2018. Researchers urged policymakers to fix disparities in plan access and quality, based on their findings.
Private equity firms have invested in urgent-care companies for more than two decades. Their main path to profitability is adding clinics to existing providers and selling them for a profit. Now some experts feel markets like Dallas and Atlanta can't support more clinics.