Category Archives: Hospital Ranking

CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

Designed to help consumers understand the financial relationships between healthcare industry officials, physicians and teaching hospitals, and promote transparency and accountability, CMS has released the first round of Open Payments. The program, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lists … finish reading CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

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3 Ways Hospitals Should Proceed with ACOs

Deciding which physicians you want to partner with, and how you will provide them with an opportunity that’s attractive enough so they will partner with you, is one of the steps hospitals need to take when proceeding with an ACO, … finish reading 3 Ways Hospitals Should Proceed with ACOs

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Some Hospitals Set Charges at More Than 10 Times their Costs

Despite increasing scrutiny on hospital pricing practices, some U.S. hospitals are charging more than 10 times their cost, or nearly $1200 for every $100 of their total costs, according to new data released by National Nurses United (NNU) and the … finish reading Some Hospitals Set Charges at More Than 10 Times their Costs

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Setting Price Caps on Surgeries Doesn’t Always Generate Healthcare Savings: Study

Despite successfully setting price caps on hip and knee replacements in California, reference pricing’s potential to generate healthcare savings hasn’t materialized, according to a qualitative study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) for the nonpartisan, nonprofit National … finish reading Setting Price Caps on Surgeries Doesn’t Always Generate Healthcare Savings: Study

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PHO 2.0: Opportunities Abound in Physician-Hospital Organization Model

With acquisition and consolidation rampant on the value-based healthcare landscape, it’s time to take another look at the physician-hospital organization (PHO) model, suggest healthcare thought leaders Travis Ansel, manager of strategic services, Healthcare Strategy Group, and Greg Mertz, director of … finish reading PHO 2.0: Opportunities Abound in Physician-Hospital Organization Model

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Hospital Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in United States

Nearly 440,000 Americans are dying annually from preventable hospital errors, making them the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a Fall 2013 update to The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score report. The annual report, which … finish reading Hospital Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in United States

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Michigan Value Cooperative Targets Hospital Costs, Outcomes

A new initiative aimed at helping hospitals across the state understand their practice patterns compared with their peers, better manage costs and improve outcomes for patients has been launched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network, and … finish reading Michigan Value Cooperative Targets Hospital Costs, Outcomes

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Same-Hospital Readmission Rate Unreliable Predictor for All-Hospital Readmission Rate

Same-hospital readmission rates are an unreliable predictor for all-hospital readmissions rates, but that rate is what CMS penalizes hospitals for, according to research from the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, presented at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American … finish reading Same-Hospital Readmission Rate Unreliable Predictor for All-Hospital Readmission Rate

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Hospital Readmission Rates Linked with Quality of Surgical Care

Quality surgical care is strongly linked to hospital readmission rates, according to a study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), which appears in the New England Journal of Medicine. Much of the policy focus in the past has been … finish reading Hospital Readmission Rates Linked with Quality of Surgical Care

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Florida’s Hospitals Five-Year Results: Reduced Readmissions, Cost

Statewide quality initiatives have resulted in significant improvement in participating hospitals across Florida over the past five years, according to a new report by the Florida Hospital Association (FHA). Among the results from the first five years of the quality … finish reading Florida’s Hospitals Five-Year Results: Reduced Readmissions, Cost

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