Professional services firm Aon announced Thursday it has partnered with two companies to help self-insured employers consider cost and quality of surgical procedures when they negotiate with providers.
The Leapfrog Group's latest Maternity Care Report found the rate of episiotomies and C-sections varied greatly between hospitals in the same city and region.
Intermountain Healthcare recently announced a joint venture with home healthcare company Lifesprk to provide seniors with nonclinical support services.
The CMS wants to eliminate 19 measures across the agency's five quality and value-based purchasing programs as part of its larger goal to reduce the administrative burden for providers. The agency also aims to eliminate redundancies in 21 measures.
Samuel Barsky, the internet's intrepid traveling "sweater guy," also knits baby hats to donate to hospitals.
Humana's incentive program will award hospitals annual rate hikes based on how they perform on measures assessing patient safety, experience and outcomes.
Blacks in the U.S. saw a 28% drop in premature death over the last 25 years, narrowing the gap in earlier-than-expected deaths between whites and blacks, according to a new study.
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.