According to a survey published this month in Health Affairs, nearly half of physicians participating in Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in 2015 didn't know if they could receive shared savings or faced downside risk.
Staff at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital are preparing to throw the patient a party in time for her expected graduation later this year, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Michigan, and New Mexico.
Hospital readmission rates for elderly patients drop by about 25 percent when spouses, adult children, and other informal caregivers are integrated into the patients' discharge plans, according to a new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics.
Rates of opioid-related ED and inpatient visits skyrocketed between 2005 and 2014, with Massachusetts posting the highest rates in the country as of 2014, according to data compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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