States that reject Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will subject the hospitals and employers within their borders to a considerable financial hit, separate analyses show. >>>
A searchable online database of federal safety rule violations at U.S. hospitals has been launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is available to healthcare providers, payers, and patients. >>>
More than a third of healthcare leaders we surveyed say major enhancements are needed to their organizations' executive compensation structure to retain and engage leaders. Four senior executives share their views on benefits packages, incentive plans, and making staff "really earn it." >>>
In a victory for hospitals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says it will change its policy of denying reimbursements for care determined by auditors to have been delivered inappropriately in an inpatient setting. >>>
Under a deal announced this week, the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, and for-profit Community Health Systems will remain independent, but work together to make operational improvements. >>>
Under one Medicare Payment Advisory Commission proposal, Medicare might pay hospitals the same rate it now pays for services in a physician's office. Several options are on the table, but under all scenarios, federal payments to hospitals would drop dramatically. >>>
More than half (62.4%) of the cost of diabetes care is provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and other government payers; 34.4% is paid for by commercial plans; 3.2% is paid for by the uninsured. >>>
The first step toward curbing hospital readmissions is to identify, upon admission, patients who might be at risk for congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pneumonia. >>>
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