California has issued its latest round of administrative penalties to 13 hospitals where patients have been subject to serious injury or death as a result of regulatory noncompliance. >>>
Providers are pleased that CMS is delaying enforcement of new guidelines governing Medicare reimbursements for short-term hospital stays, but they insist the new rule is flawed and say they will continue to oppose it. >>>
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has released a list of five common critical care practices that it says clinicians should reconsider. The practices persist only "because we're covering our butts," insists one nursing leader. >>>
It's more than convenience: An integrated retail pharmacy provides hospitals with opportunities to boost patient satisfaction and lower readmission rates while producing modest revenue. >>>
Physician appointment wait times tracked in a Merritt Hawkins survey varied from one day to more than eight months. The average wait in all metro areas and specialties is 19 days. Boston has the longest waits (45 days); Dallas had the shortest (10). >>>
Providers are waking up to the need for ICD-10 education, but "one of worst mistakes [they] could make would be to get the training too early in the year," says one expert. >>>
Meet the surgeon who established the world's first video game warm up suite for surgeons. James "Butch" Rosser, MD, has found through his research that surgeons who play video games are more efficient and make fewer mistakes in minimally invasive surgery. >>>
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