Facing significant reductions in payments, mounting regulatory actions, and a "broken" RAC appeals process, hospitals are facing a variety of pressures in the new year, the American Hospital Association says. >>>
While the high startup costs associated with telemedicine programs have presented a barrier to many rural hospitals, data suggests they contribute to lower costs and lower mortality rates >>>
New Hampshire hospital leaders are crying foul over being squeezed out of the single health insurance exchange plan available in the state. Anthem says offering a 'select network of providers' will offset premium increases. >>>
When healthcare outsider Carlos Migoya took over as CEO of one of the most dysfunctional public hospital systems in the nation, Miami's Jackson Health had lost hundreds of millions of dollars and was on the cusp of being sold to a for-profit chain. Three years later, things are very different. >>>
Electronic health records "are not effective communications tools—not effective at all," says a self-avowed technology optimist who holds a dim view of current EHR capabilities, but has hopes for better systems to come. >>>
Financial analysts at some of Wall Street's top firms are bullish on the healthcare industry's prospects as a result of changes brought by healthcare reform. The CFO's I've been talking to over the past year don't see things the same way. >>>
Nurses seeking higher incomes are working multiple jobs, which leads to fatigue and puts patient safety at risk. Should state nursing boards step in? >>>
Treatment guidance from medical specialty groups varies widely in terms of its potential financial impact on providers, acknowledges the head of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, which backs the Choosing Wisely initiative to promote evidence-based care. >>>
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