An examination of health information exchange research published this month in Health Affairs determines that despite an increase in the sharing of health data across organizations, benefits on costs and care quality are scarce.
The nation's healthcare system has made "clear progress" in improving its delivery of the "Triple Aim" of improved care, improved health and reduced costs, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Wellness programs that track physical activity and use incentives to reward progress are seen as a novel way to make health insurance pricing more equitable, but there is a fine line between rewarding personal responsibility and discriminatory pricing schemes.
Medicare's new chronic care management (CCM) program offers practices of all specialties a major opportunity to reap revenue from services they've thus far provided for free. With 1,000 qualified patients, a practice could earn an additional $511,200 per year, noted an article from Medscape.
Nina Pham contracted Ebola during the care she provided to Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas last year, and is now suing the parent company for the damaged she suffered.
A former employee Hospital Corporation of America, Inc., the large publicly-traded hospital operator, accused the organization of engaging in unnecessary surgeries in a whistleblower lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
The Affordable Care Act--and hospital-based programs intended to enroll patients in newly available health insurance plans--have been a boon to bottom lines of publicly traded hospital chains, Forbes reported.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Catherine Miller, R.N., J.D., risk management and patient safety specialist for the Cooperative of American Physicians Inc.' CAPAssurance Program, discusses how healthcare leaders can use rounding to improve patient safety at their organizations.
While patients can expect to face the unexpected during an inpatient stay, it's unlikely many ever expect to be part of a game show while at the hospital. But that's exactly what's happening at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital in Racine, Wisconsin, where patients, their families and other visitors have the unique chance to participate in game shows conducted twice a week by teams of volunteers, the Journal Times reported.
A new Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange white paper encourages small providers to participate in testing prior to the ICD-10 go-live date of Oct. 1, in order to avoid potential claims denials or delays, as well as cash flow issues that may result from such denials. Testing also can help providers to determine whether their electronic health record system and associated applications will have trouble generating ICD-10 claims.