An advocate for rural health says the rural hospital community in Georgia, rife with closings, is so financially strapped that "about 10% of our population [can be considered] Third World Nation health status." More hospital closings are "inevitable" and the trend could spread to the rest of the country, he says. >>>
Following concerns from physicians and some US senators, CMS says it will do end-to-end ICD-10 testing with a small sample group of providers selected to represent "a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types." >>>
A pair of quality initiatives say they are preventing harm and saving lives, but their data is lacking, two prominent patient safety and health policy experts point out. >>>
Seeking a strategic path for a healthcare organization amid historic levels of disruption can be exhilarating, but small systems and standalone hospitals are essentially betting their institutional lives on the changes they're making. >>>
Announcing a pullback of a major employee benefit was bad. Violating the privacy of two employees was worse. >>>
As patient volumes shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, some hospitals and health systems are entering the retail medicine space in new ways. >>>
High levels of physician engagement are vital to healthcare leaders who wish to avoid conflict within their organizations. Four senior healthcare executives share strategies for maintaining strong relationships with staff. >>>
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