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CA Sitting on Millions in Hospital Fines

Cheryl Clark

If I were running a hospital, I would want to know that this money was put to good use to find out how and why preventable medical errors occur and to find ways to keep them from reoccurring. >>>


Editor's Picks

CMS Issues Final FY2015 Rule on Inpatient Hospital Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for FY 2015 includes a 1.4% increase for operating payment rates. >>>

Paramedicine Program Shrinks Readmissions, ED Use

Working closely with patients' caregivers across the continuum, paramedics employed by one North Carolina hospital are succeeding at keeping down readmissions and emergency department use. >>>

Hospitals Prep for More Patients with Dementia

Faced with a growing elderly population, healthcare leaders are investigating strategies to treat dementia patients with dignity while trying to keep them out of the hospital. >>>

Interstate Medical Licensure Could Ease Physician Shortages

With anxiety rising over the potential for a physician shortage in the years to come, a push is on for interstate medical licensure. >>>

CMS Confirms ICD-10 Deadline

October 1st, 2015, is the deadline for healthcare providers to implement the twice-delayed ICD-10 code set, federal officials confirm. >>>

Ebola: CDC Briefs Clinicians; Hospitals Say They’re Ready

As U.S. hospitals receive guidance on Ebola from infectious disease specialists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some hospitals say they are prepared. >>>

Weighing Telehealth's Pros and Cons

Remote teams can cut hospital costs and help fill staffing gaps, but HIT and regulatory requirements can be daunting, especially for small, remote hospitals. >>>

Screenings Raise Risk as Well as Awareness

A constant barrage of ads from hospitals, health systems, and payers urges patients to get screened for some of the deadliest diseases. But casting a wide net is totally at odds with controlling healthcare costs through evidence-based data. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The New Quality Equation—Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

Which quality metrics matter most? What's the best way to assign quality responsibilities? How can the EHR be better aligned with clinical processes to strengthen quality? From continuous improvement techniques to care models, this report provides the answers to these and many other questions. Order Today >>>

News Headlines

Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors

USA Today, August 7, 2014

WHO to convene panel on use of experimental Ebola drugs

The Washington Post, August 7, 2014

VA executive: Wait times can be fixed in 2 years / Associated Press, August 7, 2014

First look at Medicare quality incentive program finds little benefit

Kaiser Health News, August 7, 2014

With funds for physician training set to expire, rural doctor shortage persists

The Miami Herald / McClatchy, August 6, 2014

Online medical records may soon become a reality in CA

Los Angeles Times, August 6, 2014

Hospitals equip to serve severely obese patients

Tampa Bay Times, August 6, 2014

Obamacare rule to dock poor-performing hospitals

The Hill, August 5, 2014

Study finds ER closures affect mortality risks at nearby hospitals

Kaiser Health News, August 5, 2014

Doctors fear growing hospital superbug

The Courier-Journal, August 5, 2014

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