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2016 Articles Matching "hospitals"

Bundled Payment Deals Prompt Hospitals to Rethink Relationships with SNFs

Aug 15, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 14—Hospital and health system CFOs who are trying to make bundled payments work may find an answer in closer clinical alignment with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), according to a new study....
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Even Going To In-Network Hospitals Can Land You With A Big Medical Bill

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
When patients go to an in-network facility, they can still be treated by an out-of-network medical professional--anesthesia or pathology claims being among the most common....
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Mayo Clinic Nabs Top Spot In National Hospital Ranking Beating Out Cleveland Clinic

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The U.S. News & World Report analyzed 4,500 hospitals based on several factors, including performance in 16 specialty areas and reputation. This year, the report put a greater emphasis on patient...
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Adventist Health System rebranding to AdventHealth

Aug 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Adventist Health System, including nearly 50 hospitals and more than 80,000 employees, will change its name to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, the health system announced...
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Emory Healthcare, DeKalb Medical clear last hurdle to merger

Aug 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Decatur, Ga.-based DeKalb Medical and its three hospitals will operate under Atlanta-based Emory, which includes a seven-hospital...
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Commentary: EHR designers must look to other industries for inspiration

Aug 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Most of us are practiced at the art of distinguishing a well-designed website: easy to understand, responsive and nimble. But while the use of EHRs is at an all-time high within hospitals, these systems can't claim any of those positive...
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Parkinson's Foundation Designates Three Centers Of Excellence In Parkinson's Care

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Parkinson's Foundation today announced the addition of three new Centers of Excellence to its global network: Cleveland Clinic; Medical University of South Carolina; and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The Cleveland Clinic designation includes three satellite clinics in Las Vegas, NV, ......
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Why Does Spinal Surgery Cost $12,326 At One Hospital And $80,518 At Another In The Same State?

Aug 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A deep dive into prices at Minnesota's hospitals reveals wide disparities in what procedures cost, but leaves more questions than answers in its wake....
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CMS Official: Logistical Limits Restricting New Payment Models

Aug 10, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 8—Medicare has not approved more alternative payment models—despite calls by many hospitals and physicians for more of them—due to limits in time, staff, and funding, a Medicare executive said....
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Longer Looks: Telemedicine Abortions; Short-Term Plans; And Catholic Hospitals

Aug 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Brain Injury Diagnosed With Single Drop Of Blood

Aug 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every year in Europe, 3 million people are admitted into hospitals for suspected mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) cases. Yet 90% of these patients detect no trauma. Today, the only reliable diagnosis is the CT scan, which is only available in some hospitals. Researchers from the University of Gen......
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Medicare To Overhaul ACOs But Critics Fear Less Participation

Aug 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The moves could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in the program, industry officials...
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Value-based purchasing programs tougher for academic hospitals

Aug 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A Navigant study found 24% of academic medical centers received penalties for their performance on three of the CMS' value-based payment programs in fiscal 2018 while 13.7% of community hospitals received...
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IPPS Rule Includes Pay Bump, Reporting Simplification

Aug 08, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 6—More than 3,000 hospitals will receive an average increase of nearly 3 percent in their Medicare inpatient payment rates—along with a slew of policy changes—under a recently issued final...
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In Q2, Hospital M&A Slows, Practice Acquisition Stays Flat

Aug 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 3—The merger-and-acquisition (M&A) momentum in health care during the second quarter of the year switched from hospitals to physician practices, according to tracking companies....
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One Of Nation’s Largest Hospital Systems Agrees To $65M Settlement Over Medicare Overbilling Allegations

Aug 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Prosecutors had alleged that Prime Healthcare Services unnecessarily admitted Medicare patients who were being treated at the emergency rooms of several hospitals in its system. Medicare pays more for patients who are admitted to hospitals than those who are treated as...
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Engaging behavioral health patients through digital tools

Aug 04, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals and health systems are turning -- albeit slowly and cautiously -- to digital tools to engage mental health patients, hoping to improve access and...
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Brain Injury Diagnosed With Single Drop Of Blood

Aug 03, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every year in Europe, 3 million people are admitted into hospitals for suspected mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) cases. Yet 90% of these patients detect no trauma. Today, the only reliable diagnosis is the CT scan, which is only available in some hospitals. Researchers from the University of Gen......
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Beaumont Health settles $84.5 million federal whistleblower case

Aug 03, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Beaumont Health has agreed to pay an $84.5 million settlement to the U.S. Justice Department, state of Michigan and four whistleblowers for violating federal laws that bar hospitals from overcompensating physicians and filing false...
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Hand sanitizers are losing kill power against this germ in hospitals, study finds

Aug 03, 2018 , CNN Health
In hospitals, one bacterial species is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in hand sanitizers, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine....
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