Of about 1,900 eligible facilities, only 262 received top scores. Noticeably absent are some of the most prominent, such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. >>>
A lengthy proposed rule on health insurance exchanges gives states more flexibility in designing benefits and determining cost sharing in the Medicaid program, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. >>>
Sleep deprivation, poor nourishment, pain, and other hospital-induced stressors may be making patients sick with other conditions after their primary illnesses are resolved, a researcher suggests. >>>
With the launch of 106 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations January 1st, the latest tally of the coordinated care program shows that more than 250 ACOs have been formed in almost every state. >>>
While some hospitals have instituted policies warning employees to get the flu shot or get fired (and are following through), the most successful strategies incentivize changes in employee behaviors. >>>
NCH Healthcare System CEO Allen Weiss, MD is convinced that his health system's future lies in finding ways to keep his beds empty. One path to that goal is through collaboration with commercial payers. >>>
Date: February 14, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
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