Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say. >>>
CMS's proposed rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for acute care hospitals includes clarification on which patient stays qualify as legitimate hospitals admissions and exempts certain planned admissions from the readmissions penalty. >>>
Healthcare merger and acquisition activity was down in both deal volume and deal value in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the last quarter of 2012, says a new report. >>>
A body cannot serve two masters—except—some contend, in healthcare. The old saying is being put to the test as healthcare organizations join multiple ACOs without standard practice protocols. >>>
A coalition of healthcare provider groups, drug and device manufacturers, health insurers, and patient advocates have signed a letter to Congress urging repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. >>>
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has unveiled a proposed rule that would pay rewards of nearly $10 million to Medicare beneficiaries and other whistleblowers whose fraud tips identify and recover funds. >>>
Large numbers of uninsured Americans are financially squeezed by the burdens of high health insurance and medical debt, Commonwealth Fund survey results show. The findings "point clearly to the need to move forward with implementation," of the healthcare reform law, says the president of the Commonwealth Fund. >>>
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