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1617 Articles Matching "hospitals"

In Real Estate, It's Location; In Healthcare, It's Compliance

Jan 18, 2018 , Forbes
America’s hospitals must improve patient outcomes, and do it more cost effectively, or fall under the control of an acquirer that...
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House to consider bills that would define 340B-eligible patients

Jan 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
House GOP leadership lines up behind 340B legislation that would sharply limit program dollars and how hospitals use...
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Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic severity by nearly half in 171 patients with uncontrolled Tourette symptoms at 31 hospitals in 10...
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Hospitals push for Congress to squeeze DSH cut delays into spending package

Jan 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals are lobbying Congress hard to delay disproportionate-share hospital payment cuts yet again. But a possible government shutdown looms, and that could spell big funding cuts for some...
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FDA expects IV fluid shortage to improve in coming weeks, months

Jan 17, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it expects a shortage of intravenous saline fluids for hospitals due to damage to key manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico to improve over the coming weeks and months....
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Why Hospitals Support Kentucky’s Medicaid Waiver

Jan 17, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 15—Kentucky’s recently approved Medicaid waiver has drawn criticism for implementing “work requirements,” but hospitals say the details make it more palatable....
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IV bags in short supply across US after hurricane

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals....
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Saving America's Hospitals: Why Recent Megamergers Will Fail

Jan 17, 2018 , Forbes
Major hospitals are merging for all the wrong reasons. Former healthcare CEO Robert Pearl, MD, explains...
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Congressional Budget Cuts Leave Safety-Net Hospitals Facing Shortfalls

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The hospitals are facing $3.6 billion in federal funding reductions and could be left with other cuts too if Congress doesn't extend some programs that could be affected by the budget stalemate. Also caught up by the congressional inaction is the Children's Health Insurance...
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CMS revives Obama-era critical-access hospital rule

Jan 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS plans to finalize an Obama-era rulemaking that updates the standards that critical-access hospitals have to meet for Medicare reimbursement. The agency estimates that implementing the rule could cost the industry $773 million to $1.1...
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Predictions: Insurers, Hospitals To Merge, Be Led By Movie Studio Execs

Jan 17, 2018 , Forbes
Both the health insurance and the hospital business are being reshaped by M&A, and there's more to...
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Vicious Flu Season Reveals Weaknesses In Health System That Don’t Bode Well For Future Pandemics

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
This season's severe virus is straining hospitals. But if something as foreseeable as the flu is too much for the medical system to handle, what does that say about future public health crises?...
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Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children's Health Funds

Jan 16, 2018 , Forbes
More than 20 states face Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding shortfalls if Congress doesn’t act this month to fund the coverage for 9 million kids, a Georgetown University report...
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Chief nursing officer roundtable: Managing technology and the continuum of care

Jan 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The transformation to value-based care has dramatically changed the role of nurses in the U.S. Hospitals, clinics and home-care services are calling on nurses for their versatile expertise to ensure care is high quality and...
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Nurse Staffing Levels Linked To Patient Satisfaction

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open. Only 14% of patients who reported there was never or rarely enough nurses on the hospital ward rated their c......
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Vicious Flu Sweeping Country: Death Tolls Are Climbing And Hospitals Are Overwhelmed

Jan 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from California, Texas, Oregon, Minnesota and...
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CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come

Jan 13, 2018 , WebMD
The number of people stricken by the flu continues to increase across the U.S., closing schools and filling hospitals, according to the...
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New guidelines would limit the spread antimicrobial-resistant infections in hospitals

Jan 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
New guidance offers clinicians ways to better determine when to discontinue safety protocols when treating patients with multidrug-resistant...
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Longer Looks: Crowdfunding Health Care; Rural Hospitals; And Life Expectancy

Jan 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Tenet finalizes Philadelphia exit with $170 million sale of area hospitals

Jan 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Tenet completed the $170 million sale of its last two Philadelphia hospitals to American Health System, which also formed a joint venture with real estate investment firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital to acquire a portfolio of...
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