Hospital officials say they have declined a prestigious national quality award because of a lawsuit alleging that a neurosurgeon they employed was incompetent and caused patient injuries and at least one death. >>>
CMS has issued a clarification on its rule governing how Medicare classifies and pays for short hospital stays, but healthcare providers are still crying foul over the new standard. >>>
In the right hands, tweeting can greatly enhance a healthcare provider's brand. Four physicians with an active Twitter presence illustrate the basic tenets that lead to social media success. >>>
The delay in the employer mandate "causes a timing mismatch between the benefit of fewer uninsured patients and the negative impact hospitals face related to reduced payment updates and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid DSH," says Moody's Investor Services. >>>
Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. >>>
The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>
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