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How 3 top health systems engage their physicians (without boosting pay)

December 10, 2018


Faced with slim operating margins, hospitals today are looking beyond financial incentives to engage physicians.

The 118 'Top Hospitals' in the US, according to The Leapfrog Group

December 6, 2018


The Leapfrog Group's 2018 Top Hospitals list recognizes 118 hospitals for excellence in hospital quality, patient safety, and efficiency.

Nearly 1,700 hospitals violated 'the Golden Rule of emergency care,' according to a new investigation

December 5, 2018


About a third of U.S. hospitals over the past decade violated federal standards for providing emergency department care, according to an investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News.

The 10 signs of 'BS' in health care, according to Wharton economists

December 5, 2018


A special report by University of Pennsylvania health care economists suggests the health care industry suffers from an "acute" problem with "deceptive, misleading, unsubstantiated, and foolish statements"—otherwise known as health care "BS."

Nearly 11,000 SNFs will receive Medicare penalties under new VBP program

December 5, 2018


CMS data show nearly 11,000 skilled nursing facilities will see their Medicare payments decrease in fiscal year 2019 as a result of poor performance under CMS' new Skilled Nursing Facility Value-based Purchasing Program.

The top 5 reasons patients sue doctors

December 5, 2018


Lee Goldsmith, a physician and a malpractice attorney, shares the five most common reasons why patients sue doctors.

Inside CMS' efforts to bolster patient safety at nursing homes

December 4, 2018


CMS last month announced new efforts intended to increase safety at U.S. nursing homes, following reports of patient safety issues at nursing homes throughout the United States.

How nearly 3,000 hospitals fared on VBP penalties, bonuses for FY 2019

December 4, 2018


CMS says more than 1,500 U.S. hospitals will receive bonus payments in fiscal year 2019 under Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing Program.

3 key lessons of Intermountain's 15-minute daily huddles, according to its CEO

December 4, 2018


Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison shares how the health system's tiered escalation huddles improve patient safety and increase transparency in operations.

Breast implants might be more dangerous than acknowledged, patient advocates argue

December 3, 2018


FDA is re-examining claims that breast implants could be linked to an array of health problems—at the same time it is working to ease medical device makers' reporting burdens.

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