The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for FY 2015 includes a 1.4% increase for operating payment rates. >>>
An attorney representing one of the whistleblowers alleging that Community Health Systems committed fraud says that as a nation, "we have a healthcare delivery system where doctors and individual decision making, to some degree, have been shoved to the side by corporate managers." >>>
Also, BayHealth and Peninsula Regional form an interstate collaborative, Tenet Healthcare acquires its 80th hospital, and Lahey Health and Winchester Hospital finalize their affiliation. >>>
If I were running a hospital, I would want to know that this money was being put to good use to find out how and why preventable medical errors occur and to find ways to keep them from reoccurring. >>>
While many providers have the essential EHR components required to obtain federal financial incentives and avoid penalties, about 90% of hospitals still can't allow patients to view online, download, or transmit health information. >>>
With anxiety rising over the potential for a physician shortage in the years to come, a push is on for interstate medical licensure. >>>
Looks like when lawmakers return next month, Congress will retroactively approve another stopgap measure related to oversight of outpatient therapy services at critical access and small rural hospitals. >>>
A pair of training programs exposes medical students to art and loss, teaches them about the emotional aspects of patient care, and helps them avoid burnout. >>>
The Washington Post, August 8, 2014
The Hill, August 8, 2014
Kaiser Health News / The Center for Public Integrity, August 8, 2014
The New York Times, August 8, 2014
USA Today, August 7, 2014
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Bloomberg, August 6, 2014
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