Treating groups rather than individuals requires patience and significant investment. But the payoff makes the effort worthwhile, hospital leaders are finding. >>>
Congressional leaders will face a heap of healthcare concerns when they return to Washington. Four matters demand their immediate attention, including rancor over the continually delayed "doc fix," and anger over changes to the medical loss ratio. >>>
Here's what this caper is about: Aquino, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Hospital in Queens, New York, learned that the State of New York was slating his hospital for closure in 2008. Apparently, Aquino wanted to keep his job—oh, and, sure, also keep the hospital open so that it could pay him. What was Aquino's alleged solution to the thorny issue of his institution's closing? According to prosecutors and plea agreements, Aquino caused Parkway Hospital to make $60,000 in payments to Adex Management Inc. ("Adex"). >>>
It's tough to pin down only a dozen worrisome quality matters, but drug shortages, transparent quality rankings, and 30-day readmissions rules weigh heavily on the minds of providers. >>>
This second report in a series of four provides information and insight on ACOs from leaders at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novant Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Sanford Health. The report reveals that leaders are developing their own ACO solutions, rather than relying on governmental ACO structures. >>>
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