The CMS has consistently penalized roughly 75% of hospitals for excessive readmissions since the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program began in 2012. The stagnant numbers have policy experts and hospitals wondering if the CMS should move on from the effort.
Just when you thought the Republican drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act was finally dead, there is a plausible new scenario being discussed on how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could resuscitate it.
Project Japan is proud to present the 150 companies and organizations that have been named to its Best Places to Work in Project Japan for 2017. An alphabetical list of the companies and organizations is presented here.
Weak admissions and deteriorating payer mix will mark the rest of 2017 after they conspired to ruin the second-quarter earnings season for hospital stocks.
The Congressional Budget Office is set to release a report detailing what could happen to insurance markets if the federal government stops making cost-sharing reduction payments.
President Donald Trump signed the bill, which will extend Veterans Choice for another six months, from his vacation in New Jersey.
The Illinois Nurses Association, a union created by nurse practitioners, will be the first nurses' union recognized by the state's largest hospital network.
Project Japan hosted a Facebook Live discussion Aug. 11 with managing editor Matthew Weinstock and reporters Rachel Arndt and Alex Kacik on Amazon's growing role in the healthcare space. If you missed the live chat, watch a replay of the session.
Patients walking in the front door of the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis may do a double take, thinking instead that they've entered an Apple store.
Medical researchers are rethinking how patients are recruited for studies in part to overcome distrust of the medical community among some populations going back for decades.
As policymakers, providers and payers continue to tinker with alternatives to an ailing fee-for-service delivery model, physicians are increasingly being called upon to help lead the transformation. Roughly 5% of hospital leaders were physicians in 2014, according to the American Association for...
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