Now that the FCC has clarified rules for contacting patients about payments, hospitals and health systems are risking multi-million dollar settlements by failing to take the law seriously. >>>
CMS says a 0.2% Medicare payment cut for hospitals is needed to offset the estimated costs of implementing the two-midnight rule. Hospitals contend it is "an arbitrary standard." But an analysis of the financial impact of the rule will likely take years and another round in federal court. >>>
There is likely no clear winner in the fight between hospital and physician groups who are weighing in on Medicare’s new site-neutral payment policy that goes into effect next year. >>>
While shared decision-making for elective procedures could negatively affect volumes, leaders need to consider that, like value-based reimbursement, it’s coming. So is it better to get ahead? >>>
Software and hardware developments are opening new ways to get patients more involved in their own care. >>>
At the first HealthLeaders Media CNO Exchange, healthcare executives focused on solutions and innovations to address changes in the industry and the nursing profession. >>>
Several studies have made it clear that requiring two or more systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria to define sepsis does not identify the sickest patients with a greater risk for death, one researcher noted. From Medpage Today. >>>
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