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Will hospitals consider converting to a short-stay model?

A Texas hospital is adopting a short-stay model--treating patients for admissions that last 24 hours or less--and it may be a model other providers emulate, according to the Port Arthur News.

CMS' joint replacement initiative won't keep surgery volumes in check

I am hopeful the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposal to bundle payments for hip and knee joint replacement surgeries will become operational by early next year. But I...

Healthcare lobbies push to include housing as a hospital community benefit

Several prominent hospital groups have been urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to consider hospital-sponsored housing as a community benefit, AHA News Now has reported.

Oncology doctors push back against cost of cancer drugs

Oncologists are so irked over the rapidly escalating cost of drugs used to treat their patients that they are making fairly radical policy proposals and have begun monitoring prices for treatments.

Hacking demo drives home complex reality of mHealth security

There are many frightening security scenarios in the healthcare realm, from having personal data stolen from your medical records to input mistakes regarding needed medication in digital files.

Practices need 'targeted' assistance, better-designed EHRs to meet CQMs

Assessing electronic clinical quality measures based on an electronic health record system's functionalities can help pinpoint how to improve EHR design and determine how to best help physician practices better patient care, according to a study published this month in  eGEMS (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).

David Lee Scher: Physicians, consumers must capitalize on mHealth tools

Mobile healthcare tech adoption is lagging for more than a few reasons, writes health technology consultant David Lee Scher, M.D., despite the fact big name tech companies are investing in the market.

Traditional-plan enrollees most satisfied with coverage in 2014

Individuals enrolled in traditional health insurance plans in 2014 were more satisfied with their coverage and care than those enrolled in either consumer-driven health plans or high-deductible health plans.

Hospitals pay big price for lack of Medicaid expansion

There is a constituency paying a steep price decisions not to expand  Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act: local and regional hospitals, and often facilities that serve the public.

Physicians paid very little to improve care

The Affordable Care Act and the move from volume-based to value-based care was supposed to transform how the industry paid providers. But little has changed, according to a new  study  in the  Annals of Family Medicine,