Following concerns from physicians and some US senators, CMS says it will do end-to-end ICD-10 testing with a small sample group of providers selected to represent "a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types." >>>
A health system's emergency medicine clinicians, using a methodology based on consensus, has developed a list of services that can be avoided to prevent patient harm and reduce hospital costs. >>>
One DC-based physician says making house calls is the only way he can maintain his solo practice. Demand is heavy and his business is growing. Should hospitals get into this business line, too? >>>
Nurses cannot prevent hospital-acquired infections by themselves. What's needed is a nurse-led interdisciplinary team-based approach, says the author of a study on infection prevention. >>>
Assigning responsibility for the costs linked to maintaining adequate supplies of medications is at the heart of the medication shortage issue, says one pharmaceutical economist. >>>
CIOs heading to the biggest health IT event of the year will encounter a vast array of new platforms and protocols promising health information exchange interoperability. Whether there's room for much optimism amidst the complexity remains to be seen. >>>
An agreement for exclusive hospital marketing privileges between fiercely competitive, neighboring organizations has led to misleading branding. Now patients in Syracuse are suffering the consequences of the deal brokered by a global marketing giant. >>>
High levels of physician engagement are vital to healthcare leaders who wish to avoid conflict within their organizations. Four senior healthcare executives share strategies for maintaining strong relationships with staff. >>>
As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision.
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