One of the hottest healthcare controversies—the two-midnight rule—boils over in comments submitted to federal officials regarding the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules. >>>
A ratings agency leader sounds the alarm for not-for-profit hospitals, saying they "have begun to lose the battle" and that a host of negative trends warrants a credit downgrade. >>>
Leaders of Oconee Regional Health Systems and Central Georgia Health System have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop healthcare services while aiming to achieve economies of scale and better population health. >>>
Two dozen holdout states are still balking at expanding a federal program that would extend access to healthcare to more poor adults and ease the cost burden on providers who treat them. >>>
A year after proposed merger talks with Henry Ford Health System collapsed, Beaumont Health System agrees to combine operations with two other Detroit-area providers. >>>
Visitation rules based on "outdated beliefs that frequent contact with loved ones interferes with care" neglect the negative consequences of restrictive policies, says a group that advocates for family-centered care. >>>
The transition to value-based healthcare requires strong physician leaders. Physician engagement is the most critical factor for ACO success. But financing and working across the care continuum are challenges for physician-led ACOs. >>>
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