CMS has released data on how it will adjust hospital payments in fiscal year 2022 under its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program—and around 18% of hospitals will face penalties of at least 1% of their Medicare reimbursements. Explore the data and see the results for individual hospitals on our interactive map.
Many companies are considering implementing insurance surcharges for their unvaccinated employees. But Ochsner Health plans to take the policy one step further, adding a $200 monthly surcharge for employees with unvaccinated spouses and domestic partners covered by the organization's health plan.
The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine's protection against coronavirus infection wanes over time, according to a new study published in The Lancet—but the vaccine remains 90% effective against severe disease that causes hospitalization after six months. Here's what the researchers found, and what it reveals about the vaccine's effectiveness against the highly infectious delta variant.
Struggling with the highest Covid-19 case rate in the United States, Alaska has activated crisis standards of care for 20 hospitals, allowing them to ration care as they struggle with limited staff and resources and an inability to transfer patients.
Writing for Harvard Business Review, Mohamad Bydon and Fred Meyer, both professors of neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic, explain how data can improve surgical outcomes and the eight steps they took to create a successful performance measurement program in their own department.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked a request to prevent the enforcement of New York City's vaccine mandate for public school teachers and employees, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, New York, and North Carolina.
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