CMS' nursing facility initiative saves millions, cuts avoidable hospitalizations; Advisory Board lines up everything you need to know about CMS' changes to hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center payments for 2018; and more.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers will use the grants to research the correlation between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Idaho, and Illinois.
CMS has released a report on the third year of its voluntary Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, which found that some episode payments yielded savings—but because of limited data, it's unclear whether those savings are directly related to BPCI, Virgil Dickson writes for Modern Healthcare.
The American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and America's Essential Hospitals on Wednesday said they will challenge the 340B payment change in court, arguing that the new policy subverts Congress' intent for the program.
Millennials are choosing careers in nursing at rates that nearly double those of baby boomers—a trend that could help stem the looming nursing shortage, according to a study published in Health Affairs, Michelle Andrews writes for Kaiser Health News.
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis report includes 56 recommendations for the federal government to address opioid misuse in the United States, but it does not call for new funding to implement the commission's suggestions.