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CMS Gives Hospital Workers More Nutrition Autonomy

John Commins

A revised federal rule allows registered dieticians who work in hospitals to practice at the top of their license, without the supervision or approval of a physician or other clinicians. It's being welcomed by physicians groups as a way to save time and money. >>>


Editor's Picks

Highmark Execs Detail ACO Transformation

Highmark, the Pennsylvania-based integrated healthcare network, seeks to use ACOs and primary care medical homes to transform the way it does business. >>>

Nurses' Unlikely Infection Control Tool Quashes HAI

Nursing leaders at a Florida hospital finally found an infection control method that helped arrest a stubborn problem with hospital-acquired infections. It took them 20 years. >>>

Feds Bust 90 Linked to Medicare Fraud Schemes Totaling $260M

As the result of a multi-city operation, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has brought charges against scores of people, including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals allegedly involved in false billing schemes. >>>

Medicare Pays Billions for Wasteful Care

Developing a measure to define overuse was difficult, but researchers found a way to quantify 26 types of unnecessary medical procedures administered to Medicare beneficiaries and tallied the cost. >>>

How Obamacare May Boost ED Profits

With more people able to purchase health insurance under the healthcare reform law, a Health Affairs study projects that hospital emergency departments could generate an additional 4.4% in profits in the coming years. >>>

Hospitals Brace for Next HAC Penalty

Hospitals have known since early 2010 about coming penalties for those with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions and they've been trying like crazy to get their error rates under control. >>>

Do Hospital CEOs or NFL Coaches Have Better Job Security?

Healthcare CEO and NFL head coach are both high-pressure, high-visibility, results-driven, highly competitive, and well compensated occupations with high turnover rates. Think twice before you answer. >>>

Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions Declined in 2013

The purchase of Health Management Associates by Community Health Systems for $7.6 billion and the sale of Vanguard Health Systems to Tenet Healthcare for $4.3 billion were healthcare's two largest deals last year. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals. Download Today >>>

News Headlines

University Hospitals CEO reports solid financial results in annual address

The Plain Dealer, May 14, 2014

Opinion: Why primary care physicians need a minimum wage

The Daily Beast, May 14, 2014

Ousted surgeon's supporters pack Aspen hospital board room

The Aspen Times, May 14, 2014

Two FL hospital employees have flu-like symptoms after contact with MERS case

The Washington Post, May 14, 2014

Fears of doctor shortages under new health law may have been overblown

PBS NewsHour / Kaiser Health News, May 13, 2014

Hospitals see blue-red divide early into Obamacare's coverage expansion

The Washington Post, May 13, 2014

The doctor will see you now via webcam / Associated Press, May 13, 2014

Health centers hurt in states that skipped Medicaid expansion

NPR, May 12, 2014

US healthcare firms pay $4.8m in damages after 6,800 patient records leaked to web

The Drum, May 12, 2014

Report: Excitement over healthcare spending may be overblown

The Hill, May 9, 2014

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