Acute Care

Palliative care can yield cost-savings in acute care settings
May 01, 2018 | Jeff Lagasse
The practice of palliative care is known to make patients more comfortable and now is proven to shorten hospital stays and…
CMS proposes increasing payment to skilled nursing, psychiatric facilities
Apr 30, 2018 | Susan Morse
Rule eases regulatory burden estimated to cost providers $39 billion a year and…
New Mountain sells MSD to McKesson
Apr 27, 2018 | Jeff Lagasse
MSD has continued to strengthen its leadership in the home infusion space while also significantly expanding its…
Humana kicks value-based care up a notch
Apr 27, 2018 | Susan Morse
Compensation is determined by measures that address healthcare-associated…
The good and bad in new CMS promoting interoperability rule
Apr 25, 2018 | Susan Morse
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services effort to reduce regulatory burdens are…
Florida Hospital kicking off work on $300 million patient tower
Apr 25, 2018 | Jeff Lagasse
The new facility, part of a broader $600 million acquisition and renovation strategy, comes as…
A ‘patient uncertainty’ scale to reduce readmissions
Apr 25, 2018 | Jeff Lagasse
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has embarked on an initiative that is yielding insights that could prove valuable to any…
Administrator Seema Verma said changes to the program eliminate 25 and ultimately save hospitals over 2 million hours of work to the tune of $75 mill
Apr 24, 2018 | Susan Morse
Administrator Seema Verma said changes to the program eliminate 25 measures and saves hospitals over 2…
New Hampshire hospitals commit $50 million to drug treatment
Apr 10, 2018 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Some of the funding will go toward opioid addiction treatment and prevention, New Hampshire Hospital Association says.
Study: Hospitals can add billions to state economy
Mar 30, 2018 | Jeff Lagasse
Healthcare institutions are often among the largest employers in their respective communities and in…