The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the prices hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures. The idea is to provide more information to the public about how much hospitals charge and to highlight...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has a permanent administrator leading the agency for the first time in nearly seven years. Marilyn Tavenner was confirmed by a 91-7 vote in the Senate on May 15.
New research into emergency pediatric treatment finds children admitted into intensive care units on the weekend or at night are no more likely to die than those admitted during peak staffing periods.
A widely accepted federal report which represents emergency department care costs as only 2 percent of the nation's total healthcare bill is seriously flawed, according to a Brown University researcher and ED physician at Rhode Island Hospital.
Hospitals and bond rating agencies will likely spend the next decade adjusting to the transition from volume-based to value-based payments. Moody's Investors Service is trialing 20 new value-focused indicators to evaluate hospitals.
Physician-owned hospitals are seeking waivers, deploying lobbyists and navigating around restrictions on their expansion included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
The accuracy of physician documentation has been scrutinized for years, but a relatively new focus of complaints involves how doctors use features of electronic health record systems to support their claims. Concerns that doctors are taking advantage of EHR automation to...
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