Healthcare News & Insights

HHS calls for more price transparency from hospitals

Price transparency is about to become even more critical for hospitals – that is, if a proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) becomes final. 

What hospitals can learn from HHS’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General  (OIG) is passing on a data security lesson from a recent audit it conducted on the rest of the department. 

Value-based care: The newest initiatives

The feds have already put several value-based payment initiatives in place for Medicare. They’ve also recently pledged to work with private payors, states and other providers to expand this system of reimbursement. 

Feds announce value-based payment timeline

It’s not just a vague threat anymore: Value-based payments are coming – and soon.

Will Stage 3 finally fix hospitals’ meaningful use issues?

Many providers are choosing to give up on trying to attest to Stage 2 of the meaningful use program. But they may have more luck in the newly proposed Stage 3. 

Feds give guidance for handling shooters in hospitals

It’s the worse-case scenario for your hospital: There’s an active shooter in your facility.

Does value-based pay stifle care innovation?

A new study shows pay-for-performance models discourage care innovation, but new legislation may fix that. 

Hospital commended after admitting to role in patient’s death

Admitting a mistake isn’t easy for anyone, but more hospitals are finding real benefits from taking a more up-front approach to discussing their own errors.

One in seven hospitalized Medicare patients suffers harm

A new report raises some alarming questions about the quality of care Medicare patients receive.

The No. 1 cause of health data breaches is …

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that the leading cause of health information being lost is frustratingly simple: