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Three top criticisms against CMS’ overall hospital star ratingsStakeholders say CMS’ hospital overall star ratings are biased and can unfairly damage the reputations of good hospitals.
Up for debate: CMS Star Ratings releasedExperts break down the controversy over the agency’s release of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
The three trends that will carry into next yearThe three trends that will carry into next year.
Physicians left in Meaningful Use limboThe MGMA, among others representing medical practices, is asking CMS to delay the Stage 3 rules of meaningful use to benefit physicians and patients.
Ebola update: Nursing union reveals scant preparation by hospitalsNursing advocates are calling for more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after two nurses have been diagnosed with the virus.
6 key tips to help alleviate drug shortagesThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and other healthcare groups have developed a number of long-term strategies to address drug shortages and released their recommendations in a report, ASHP announced last week.
New long-term strategies help mitigate drug shortagesASHP, ISMP, AHA, and other stakeholders have developed a list of long-term strategies to address drug shortages and released their recommendations in a new report.
AMA says the physician exodus to hospitals overratedRecent reports claiming that physicians are moving swiftly away from private practices into hospital employment are exaggerated, according to a report released by the American Medical Association (AMA).
AMA, AHA raise concerns over MU2With the starting date for stage 2 of the meaningful use program fast approaching, two major provider groups are asking for more flexibility in the program's requirements
Nurse staffing ratios linked to children readmission ratesResearchers report that children treated in hospitals with pediatric staffing ratios of 1-to-4 or less were significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 15-to-30 days.