The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved a California hospital's corrective response plan after a patient who went missing was found dead in a stairwell, California Healthline reported.
Several former Medicare administrators have proposed a compromise on the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare payments. Their plan calls for a five-year suspension of the SGR rather than lawmakers permanently repealing it, according to MedPageToday.
A spike in flu activity has led to a shortage of intravenous (IV) solutions, particularly saline, which is used millions of times a week to treat dehydration and other flu symptoms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced.
A federal judge ruled Friday that St. Luke's Health System in Idaho violated antitrust laws when it purchased the state's largest independent physician's practice--a decision that may influence future hospital-physician buyouts across the country.
In December, Medicare released data on the best and worst hospitals for hip and knee replacements. Providers are now debating the deeper meaning of that data, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Childhood obesity numbers have doubled over the past 30 years, and with one out of every three children falling under the "overweight" category, Florida hospitals are working with children and families on prevention and weight management, the Miami Herald reported.
Healthcare leaders emphasized changing winds in the industry and the need to adapt to them at this year's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, according to Forbes.
Doctors around the country are voicing concerns about the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) proposal to let nurses with advanced training practice without physician supervision, while nurses are applauding the move, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Realignments can enhance community access, create higher value and foster greater efficiency, according to a new report from the Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy.
A national plan to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) has made strides, but more work is necessary to address all categories, according to a new evaluation published in Medical Care.
The American Hospital Association is taking steps toward legal action against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' two-midnight rule regarding patient admissions, as well as cuts to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System, AHA News Now reported
Leaders of financially struggling hospitals have tough decisions to make.But the best strategy may be to strengthen a few key areas to stabilize the hospital's finances, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
Although new research finds patients who suffer heart attacks after hospital hours have higher mortality rates and longer wait times for procedures, another study reveals a drop in adverse events among Medicare patients who experience heart attacks and congestive heart failure
Healthcare workers who received palliative care training at six medical centers improved patient outcomes in four areas, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Minnesota experienced a decline in patient deaths and injuries from falls and surgical errors during the past decade, a new report says.
Medical centers pay a high price for the convenience of email--millions of dollars each year as well as a loss in doctor productivity, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.
Registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs) should implement 24 competencies--or combinations of skill and knowledge--to factor evidence-based care into clinical settings, according to a new study published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
Egotistical people are more likely to reach leadership positions but not necessarily find success, according to a new study published in the journal Personal Psychology.
Nineteen out of 20 hospitals surveyed rank alarm fatigue as a top patient safety concern, according to the results of a national survey presented last week at the annual meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia