CMS data show an estimated 134—or about 31 percent—of 432 accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in its fifth performance year generated shared savings in 2016.
Mike and Katie Espinoza got married in the pediatric intensive care unit of Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, as their 11-day-old son recovered from surgery, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Nebraska, and Washington, D.C.
Andrew Mulcahy, the report's lead author and a policy researcher at RAND Corporation, says cost-savings resulting from introducing biosimilar drugs into the U.S. market will depend on "many important industry, regulatory, and policy decisions" going forward.
A new HHS report shows the average premium for benchmark silver-level plans sold through the federal exchange will increase by 37 percent for the 2018 coverage year, while the number of insurers selling federal exchange coverage will fall to 132.
Hospitals across the country, including St. Luke's Hospital and Advocate Children's Hospitals, celebrated Halloween by dressing up their NICU patients in costumes—bringing some joy and celebration to both the infants and their parents.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices last week advised adults ages 50 through 59 be vaccinated against shingles, while separately advising that providers administer a third dose of the mumps vaccine when an outbreak occurs.