This is the first year that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asked representatives from critical access hospitals to help make recommendations on supervision requirements for certain services such as IV hydration and venipuncture via vein. >>>
Health systems under pressure to lower readmission rates are getting help from Walgreens, which is using its pharmacists to coordinate patient care during admission and discharge. >>>
Researchers find no reduction in the rate of certain hospital-acquired infections after the start of a federal policy prohibiting reimbursement for acute care services necessitated by those infections. >>>
The Department of Health and Human Services decision to delay the compliance date for ICD-10 to October 1, 2014 was based on knowledge that significant numbers of healthcare organizations would not meet the original deadline. Don't expect another delay. >>>
Of 12 countries evaluated, Sweden is the most advanced at implementing approaches to better controlling healthcare costs by improving outcomes while maintaining or lowering cost, says a study. The high costs and fragmented nature of the U.S. healthcare system are cited as reasons why it lags. >>>
Little is new in capital financing for healthcare institutions, "but now there are lots of shades of gray in how deals are created," says the CFO of a health system that has long used cash generated from operations, fundraising, and borrowing. But his approach is changing. >>>
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