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Hospitals Face Business Impacts from Healthcare Innovators

Nov 16, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 14—Hospitals are facing a range of business impacts from innovative partnerships and approaches that have been launched in recent months and years, according to industry analysts....
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Not-for-profit hospital industry may have peaked financially, Fitch Ratings says

Nov 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
As not-for-profit hospitals' profits slide, balance sheets are at an all-time high, according to Fitch...
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CMS may allow hospitals to pay for housing through Medicaid

Nov 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS might allow hospitals and health systems to pay directly for housing, healthy food or other solutions for the "whole person" through the Medicaid program, according to HHS Secretary Alex...
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Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades For Delaware, D.C., North Dakota Are Worst Among 2,600 Facilities

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
While hospitals in Texas, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, and Massachusetts have the the highest percentage of "A" graded hospitals. Leapfrog grades are based on 28 factors, including responsiveness of staff, doctor procedures and outcome measures....
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Hospitals are ill-equipped to treat behavioral health, ECRI finds

Nov 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Many hospitals aren't equipped to treat patients with behavioral health needs, according to a new report by the ECRI Institute Patient Safety...
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Robust infosec requires organizational investment

Nov 15, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Christiana Care Health System CSIO Anahi Santiago says hospitals have to invest in security tools to stay ahead of cyberthreats. But she adds that it's just as important to focus on people and process as it is on...
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In Buffalo Emergency Departments, A Better Way To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An innovative, cost-effective program at more than a dozen hospitals in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment at a community clinic, all within about 48 hours. The ......
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Number of Top-Scoring Hospitals in Patient Safety Increases

Nov 14, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 12—The share of hospitals earning the highest patient safety grades increased in the latest scorecard from a national organization....
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State Highlights: Study Finds Vast Disparity In What Colorado Hospitals Charge Over Other States; Athenahealth Agrees To Buyout From New York Financial Firms

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Colorado, New York, Utah, Georgia, Kansas, Virginia, Minnesota, South Carolina, Delaware, Illinois and...
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Small businesses, hospitals eye workplace medical clinics

Nov 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals are partnering with employers to staff workplace clinics to fend off competition from third-party...
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Data Points: Opioid prescription numbers are down, but still a problem

Nov 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The FDA on Nov. 2 approved a new super-potent opioid tablet for use in hospitals. While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still present a major challenge for combating...
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Leapfrog adds medication error measure to hospital patient safety grades

Nov 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The bar code medication administration measure was added to the fall 2018 edition of the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade report. Hospital performance on patient safety varied, with 32% of hospitals earning an A while 37% got a...
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Measure To Cap Dialysis Profits Pummeled After Record Spending By Industry

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The dialysis industry raised nearly $111 million in a successful bid to defeat the measure, which also was opposed by hospitals and doctors. The union that sponsored the measure collected about one-sixth that...
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Patient Safety In Hospitals Still A Concern

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Two decades ago, a landmark study by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) highlighted the prevalence of medical errors and called for a national commitment to reduce patient harm. Despite substantial investment by government and private institutions to increase patient safety, progress has been sl......
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Companies Embark On Initiative With Hospitals To Chart Ways For Lowering High Costs Of Childbirth

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Few details have been worked out, but one approach is to recommend hospitals to workers where fewer complications and better outcomes occur. In other industry news, the CEO of Kaiser Permanente discusses the quality of care and its...
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Is Your Local Hospital About To Close? Here Is How Congress Can Help

Nov 09, 2018 , Forbes
Rural hospitals are closing down at an alarming rate. Fortunately, there is something both state and federal legislators can do to keep these hospitals...
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U.S. companies team up with hospitals to reduce employee maternity costs

Nov 08, 2018 , Reuters
General Electric Co and other large companies are trying to chip away at rising childbirth costs for U.S. employees, working directly with hospitals to reduce cesarean sections and related complications....
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Hospitals Hit By 340B and Site-Neutral Medicare Cuts in New Rule

Nov 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 5—Medicare pay cuts included in a new payment rule will affect the federal discount drug program and off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs)....
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Democrats win largest share of hospital, nursing home donations

Nov 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Senate Democratic candidates have been the biggest recipients of provider dollars this campaign cycle. Hospitals and nursing homes have ramped up their share of contributions to that party by more than 31 percentage points in the runup to the...
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$4M in medical education funds illegally claimed by hospitals

Nov 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
HHS' Office of Inspector General found hospitals fraudulently either double counted the number of interns and residents they had or claimed some working at other hospitals to get more graduate medical education...
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