A new study has found that a surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas.
More hospitals outsourcing complex claims to collect revenue, survey finds | Healthcare Finance
The percentage of hospitals outsourcing complex claims has doubled over the past three years, according to Black Book's 2016 revenue cycle survey released last week.
Social factors affect readmissions for 3 conditions in hospitals | Healthcare Business & Technology
Pneumonia, heart failure and heart attacks are three of the top conditions Medicare's evaluating to judge hospitals based on 30-day readmission rates. Although there are several aspects of treating patients for these illnesses hospitals can influence, there are other factors outside of a facility's control. So hospitals may have to look deeper to make significant improvements.
The big winners in Republican plans to repeal Obamacare are likely to be the rich. Rescinding the Affordable Care Act means not only taking away health coverage from some 20 million Americans. It also means scrapping two big tax increases Democrats imposed on the wealthy to help pay for it all.