Amid reports of shockingly high "surprise" medical bills—from a $5,751 bill for an ice pack to a $20,000 bill for a broken arm—the American College of Emergency Physicians on Monday proposed a six-point plan to "take patients out of the middle" of surprise ED bills.
The Mississippi Hospital Association is pairing up with Caravan Health to launch a statewide ACO, an upcoming Advisory Board webconference examines important updates to CMS' pay-for-performance programs, and more.
The Midwest is expected to see record-breaking cold temperatures this week. Here's what happens to your body in the extreme cold, and how hospitals prepared to help patients in these dangerously low temperatures.
While some doctors might hesitate to vaccinate an already sick patient against influenza, a new study finds receiving vaccination flu shot in the hospital does not make patients more likely to develop a fever or require additional hospital visits.
Weighing in on a heated controversy over the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), Peter Orszag—who was director of the Office of Management and Budget when HRRP was created—argues in NEJM Catalyst that HRRP has "either no effect or a beneficial one on mortality."