The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>
Medical doctors are facing revamped board recertification requirements that are "expensive, burdensome, and detract from the care of the patient," says David Fleming, president of the American College of Physicians. >>>
Carolinas HealthCare System leaders have developed a team-based approach to effectively address patient experience through shared decision-making. >>>
With the financial consequences associated with hospital readmissions gradually mounting, providers are focusing on improving transitions from inpatient to outpatient status. >>>
A book written by two RNs details strategies for understanding and interacting with patients as individuals, and suggests nurse leaders can help by "giving nurses space" to do so. >>>
The founding member hospitals of the National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers say the top goals of the multidisciplinary, data-driven effort are to stop inappropriate cardiac procedures and to improve the quality of care. >>>
Executives at John Muir Health in California hope the addition of more nutritious, seasonal, and culturally diverse entree choices will improve patients' health beyond their stay. >>>
While there are many barriers to attaining sustainable cost reductions, hospitals and health systems are looking for ways to continue serving their communities while cutting costs. >>>
This report reveals how Firelands Regional Medical Center, Kaleida Health, and UC Davis Medical Center are introducing new programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery.
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