HCAHPS Scoring Puts Some Hospitals at a Disadvantage

“The current system of reporting patient satisfaction scores is much more difficult for large, urban hospitals than for small, rural hospitals,” says one researcher, raising discussion about whether there should be additional adjustments by

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Final MSSP rule offers flexibility and high-risk third track

CMS on Thursday released its final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, intended to both encourage provider participation and bolster the program’s long-term viability. Read

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340B hospitals provide far more care to low-income patients

A new survey by an advocacy group for the 340B drug program indicates that participants provide far more care to low-income patients than those hospitals that are not involved in the program. Read

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Oncologists urge frank evaluation of cancer drugs’ costs and value

Experts at the nation’s largest gathering of oncologists this week urged tough new approaches for reining in the skyrocketing cost of cancer drugs. Pharmaceutical companies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference in

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Containing Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

In the effort to create a consumer-driven healthcare industry, innovations are needed to help individuals and families carry a hefty cost-sharing load. With deductibles and copayments spiking, health plans and employers are pushing the bounds

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What 5 Hospital CEOs Expect After Today’s Election

Becker’s Hospital Review hosted its Hospital Strategy Roundtable on Nov. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago, bringing together 11 hospital industry leaders from across the country to discuss current challenges and opportunities facing

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5 Points Hospital CFOs Need to Know About the Bundled Payment Business Model

Becker’s Hospital Review hosted its Hospital Strategy Roundtable on Nov. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago, bringing together 11 hospital industry leaders from across the country to discuss current challenges and opportunities facing

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