Humana's Hospital Incentive Program will give hospitals annual rate hikes based on their performance on quality measures related to patient safety, experience and outcomes.
A new study finds that 71% of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals.
Dr. Nicole Rochester recalls the hurdles she faced while acting as a primary caregiver for her father. She found doctors failed to communicate both with each other and with her family. Rochester's story is part of the series, "No One Is Free From Harm."
Evidence-based processes and protocols are used to ensure care is the same across all hospitals at the health systems ranked highest by IBM Watson Health.
Fifer, who took over the HFMA in 2012 after 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., says industry leaders are starting to do a better job of listening to consumers.
Providers are eager to find ways to reduce readmissions, but two new post-acute discharge-related CMS measures don't appear to be the solution.
When Patricia Morrill's mother, Clara, was 81, she underwent total knee replacement surgery that lead to months of complications. As part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm," Morrill tells her mother's story, and why she now believes Clara should never have had the surgery.
CMS penalties more likely for hospitals with large minority populations despite better readmission rates
Hospitals serving large populations of minority patients were more likely to be penalized under the CMS' readmissions program even though they made greater reductions in readmission rates compared to their peers.
Although the initial results from the family experience surveys on Hospice Compare show overall strong performance, experts say a low-response rate could be tilting results higher.
Cornell University is investigating a professor accused of publishing several manipulated studies, including one pinning some blame for obesity on Joy of Cooking.
The National Quality Forum's Measure Applications Partnership pushed back against the CMS on some of the agency's tactics to remove quality measures as part of its 2018 guidance to HHS.
About two years ago, Dr. Gregory Welch's pregnant niece Jennifer was scheduled to go to a prestigious women's hospital for an induced delivery at 37 weeks. She asked him to be there when she delivered. Welch's story is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."