Hospices with their own inpatient units provided general inpatient care (GIP) to more Medicare beneficiaries, and for longer periods of time, than hospices without such facilities, an investigation by the Office of Inspector General found.
Barriers such as long hours, finances and childcare responsibilities aren't stopping nurses from obtaining advanced degrees.
Hospitals should consider implementing standardized clinical assessment and management plans (SCAMP), rather than clinical practice guidelines, to reduce variation and improve care, according to a new study in this month's Health Affairs.
Effective cost reform will require stronger Medicare and Medicaid incentives for providers and increasingly stronger sticks to discourage nonparticipation, according to an analysis published in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs.
Emergency department visits for patients with hematuria, a common outpatient disorder, cost about $238 million a year, according to new research from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
New research into emergency pediatric treatment finds children admitted into intensive care units on the weekend or at night are no more likely to die than those admitted during peak staffing periods.
With Medicare cost growth under control for the time being, the controversial Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is "effectively neutered" until at least fiscal 2016, The Washington Post's Wonkblog reported.
Adventist Health and its affiliated White Memorial Medical Center have agreed to pay the United States and the state of California $14.1 million to settle claims that they violated the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
Healthcare continues to see job gains, adding 19,000 more workers in April, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Distracted leadership is now the biggest roadblock to hospitals improving patient experience, according to The Beryl Institute's latest benchmark study.
Testing hospitalized patients with three risk factors at admission could increase the efficiency of identifying asymptomatic C. difficile carriers, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
An experiment to expand Medicaid coverage in Oregon did not produced measurable improvements in physical health over a two-year period.
U.S. medical schools are on pace to see enrollment reach more than 21,000 by 2017, according to a new survey from the Association of American Medical Colleges Center for Workforce Studies.
Patients undergoing eight commonly performed surgical procedures at critical access hospitals (CAH) are no more likely to die in the hospital than patients undergoing the same surgeries at non-CAHs, a study published online Wednesday in JAMA Surgery finds.
Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Fla., has sued BP and Halliburton over lost revenue related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010, the News-Press reported.
Two Montana hospitals have agreed to pay $3.95 million to settle allegations that they paid incentives to doctors for patient referrals, then received Medicare reimbursements for those payments, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Nonprofit hospitals should address obesity in new federal community health benefit requirements to qualify for federal tax-exempt status under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance.
Five Tenet Healthcare Corporation hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina are under federal investigation for potential kickbacks involving a company operating prenatal clinics serving Hispanic women.