The most recent round of administrative penalties for hospital deficiencies constituting immediate jeopardy includes two patient falls resulting in deaths, a wrong-site surgery, and a retained surgical object. >>>
Among the significant perks of being a five-star plan is the ability of payers to enroll members throughout the year rather than only during the seven-week Medicare open enrollment period. >>>
A study finds reductions in emergency department usage can be achieved through patient education, interventions in patient financial incentives, and the adoption of population health strategies such as patient-centered medical homes. >>>
One in three hospitals eligible for The Joint Commission's 'top performer' status has provided an evidence-based care practice 95% of the time for patients with certain conditions. >>>
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has been tracking the use of antibiotic treatment in adults with acute bronchitis since 2006 and has found that compliance with not prescribing antibiotics has been "strikingly and perpetually low." >>>
Healthcare organizations that have fully committed to improving patient experience share the common belief that developing a patient-centered culture is key to their success. >>>
We asked members of the HealthLeaders Media Council about how primary care fits into their organizations' overall service line strategies. And we asked them to tell us their main goals for their primary care service lines. >>>
An emergency medicine physician and researcher suggests that skilled nursing facility residents with "ambulatory care-sensitive conditions" may be treated appropriately in healthcare settings other than the emergency department. >>>
The Center for Public Integrity, October 31, 2013
The Plain Dealer, October 31, 2013
The Post and Courier, October 31, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2013
Bloomberg, October 30, 2013
ProPublica, October 29, 2013
The New York Times, October 29, 2013
NPR, October 29, 2013
Observer & Eccentric / HometownLife.com, October 28, 2013
The New York Times, October 25, 2013
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