The American Medical Association (AMA) and Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions have partnered on a project to improve the accuracy of provider directories while minimizing the cost and administrative burden for providers, Shelby Livingston writes for Modern Healthcare.
The Piedmont QuickCare clinics are intended to complement the health system's primary and urgent care facilities as well as its telehealth services, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, New York, and West Virginia.
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–St. Louis was able to lower its C-section rate for first-time, low-risk mothers to just 12 percent, about half of the national benchmark, simply by being more patient with their patients, Jennifer Thew writes for HealthLeaders Media.
A study published earlier this year by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that the revenue Medicare Advantage plans received in 2010 was 30 percent higher than the amount they paid for medical care.
Amid increased focus on value-based payments, hospitals are rethinking their relationships with skilling nursing facilities, strengthening relationships with those they feel are more likely to keep their patients from being readmitted, Kristen Schorsch writes for Crain's Chicago Business.
HHS Secretary Tom Price says the Trump administration "at this point" believes it has the "resources" and "focus" needed to address the U.S. opioid misused epidemic without declaring it a national emergency, "although all things are on the table."
Doctors at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used virtual reality to simulate a surgery to separate conjoined infant twins, a cutting-edge technique that spurred doctors to overhaul their surgical strategy—and likely saved the twins' lives, Peter Holley writes for The Washington Post.
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