Although industry experts acknowledge that reimbursements for extra services are warranted, they warn that the payment gap between hospitals and independent doctors is too extreme.
A Health Affairs policy brief published yesterday points to care delivery failures, poor care coordination, overtreatment, administrative complexity, pricing failures, and fraud and abuse as the greatest drivers of waste in healthcare.
When it comes to healthcare consolidation, hospitals are standing their ground, maintaining that physician practices merging or affiliating with larger hospitals is necessary to coordinate care across the continuum.
Physicians can reduce the risk of an FTC investigation by sharing their consolidation plans upfront and asking for a nonbinding advisory opinion.
Group members benefit from receiving advice from others with diabetes, particularly when it comes to diet, instead of listening to healthcare professionals tell them what they should do.
A series of simple phone calls from a nurse can reduce readmissions and cut $1,225 in costs per patient, according to a study in this month's Health Affairs .
Highlighting the growing role of nurses, Ohio State Total Health & Wellness at University Hospital East will be entirely run by nurse practitioners, the university announced Thursday.
About 500 organizations have applied to become an accountable care organization, with the third Medicare cohort to be announced in January 2013, American Medical News reported.
A Midwest 100-bed facility instituted an intensive three-day inpatient medical stabilization program, leveraging existing empty beds, and created a service line that generated $800,000 of annual revenue.
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