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. >>>
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. >>>
Despite stringent hospital protocols and watchful government agencies, preventable medical errors continue to severely harm or cause death to some 400,000 patients a year in this country. >>>
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. >>>
Patient demand for e-mail consultations with physicians is high, but willingness to pay is low. Physicians practices are finding they can accommodate the preference for e-mail by identifying suitable billing strategies. >>>
In the news: Enrollment in medical schools has hit record levels. Not-for-profit small hospitals' median financial ratios were mixed in 2012, and research finds that older cancer survivors in rural areas are more likely to forgo medical care for financial reasons than their counterparts in urban areas. >>>
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