Dueling articles published online today in the Annals of Internal Medicine present opposing views of how moves to restrict opioid prescriptions in hospital emergency departments will affect care.
Nurses at five hospitals have won their case in a class-action lawsuit that alleged administrators conspired to keep nurse wages artificially low.
Board chairs of U.S. hospitals not only have less training and expertise in quality of care but also devote less of their time to such issues than their English counterparts, according to an April study in Health Affairs.
Assessing late preterm and early term infants for risk of jaundice or feeding problems could reduce the number of babies readmitted within four weeks, a study published in the journal Pediatrics finds.
Florida has failed to repay millions in collected and uncollected Medicaid overpayments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) should receive the same compensation from Medicare as physicians for performing higher-level services, a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) said Friday.
Healthcare jobs are still rapidly increasing, according to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Vermont took the lead in efforts to implement federal and state healthcare reforms in May 2011 when Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation to implement Green Mountain Care, a single-payer, publicly financed, universal healthcare system.
A North Carolina nonprofit healthcare system's controversial "Cheat Death" tagline appears to be dead in the water following community outcry, including from county commissioners who called a news conference Friday to denounce the slogan.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reduced the minimum number of documents Medicare recovery auditors (RACs) can request from hospitals and providers other than physicians and suppliers, effective April 15.
Medicare sequester cuts are threatening patient access to cancer treatment, lawmakers and advocates warn as they prepare to lobby the White House to spare cancer clinics, The Hill's Healthwatch reported.
The fee-for-service model isn't dead yet--putting CEOs in the tough spot of continuing current fee-for-service reimbursement while simultaneously moving toward payment reform.
Evidence-based care helped rural Chinese public hospitals cut the length of average hospital stays, unnecessary services and prescription-drug spending without cutting overall hospital revenue, reports a study published in Health Affairs.
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday updated their plan to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and replace it with efforts to reward providers for delivering high-value, efficient care.
Independent physicians in Central Florida are creating a trade association that will voice their concerns to legislators and educate patients about the effects of hospitals acquiring physician practices.
Medicare recovery auditors (RACs) are fighting a House bill they say would cut into the billions of dollars in improper Medicare payments recovered by the auditors.
It costs hospitals less to develop and retain leadership in-house than to hire and train new management, a new survey found.
Pacific Health Corporation is suspending services at its three remaining hospitals because past legal issues have rendered it "impossible" to maintain operations, the California hospital chain announced Tuesday.
Intermountain Healthcare in Utah has agreed to pay $25.5 million to settle allegations that some of its leases and contracts with physicians violated the Stark law and False Claims Act.
Two Pennsylvania hospitals filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, claiming the agency's disproportionate share hospital (DHS) program shorted them by more than $1.8 million since 1995.