The Office of Management and Budget is taking a look at a proposed rule aiming to end the practice of data-blocking.
HHS will create a patient safety database to track quality of care at ambulatory surgery centers, as they become more prevalent across the country.
The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to care.
The relative growth in the number of Latinos in the U.S. is creating pressure to target more services to the Latino community, but few health systems are making the needed investments.
The “living room” concept aims to provide patients experiencing a psychiatric episode with a better environment to receive treatment than a hospital emergency department.
The House bill would require the CMS to explain why the agency blocks Medicare payments to ambulatory surgery centers for certain services.
A new survey of hospital executives found inpatient utilization increased 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 1% at the same time in 2017. Patients continue to flock to cheaper outpatient settings for services.
As the number of ambulatory surgery centers continues to grow around the nation, HHS wants to create a new patient safety database to track quality of care at the facilities.
Emergency department spending per member nearly doubled from 2009 to 2016 as the severity of ED visits and the prices associated with those visits increased, new data from the Health Care Cost Institute shows.
Healthcare continues to be a job generator, adding a net total of 24,000 positions in April alone. But the news isn't all rosy. Major shortages are expected in some critical areas over the next decade, including a potential gap of 121,000 physicians by 2030.
Ambulance companies are worried that some dialysis patients they transport regularly may lose access to care because of a looming 13% cut to their Medicare rates that kicks in Oct. 1.
An influential advisory panel plans to ask Congress to cut payments to some stand-alone emergency departments. The proposal could save Medicare up to $250 million annually if enacted into law.