Hpowderly

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Name: hpowderly
Date registered: May 24, 2015
URL: http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/content-feed/news

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  1. See which hospitals got an ‘F’ from Leapfrog in fall 2017, risking patient safety — November 14, 2017
  2. These hospitals earned an ‘A’ for patient safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2017 ratings — November 14, 2017
  3. California Medicaid generating big profits for state administrators — November 6, 2017
  4. Report: Urine-based drug tests helping some doctors soak up profits — November 6, 2017
  5. Report: Urine-based drug tests helping some doctors soak up profits — November 6, 2017

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See which hospitals got an ‘F’ from Leapfrog in fall 2017, risking patient safety

Hospitals in California and New York make up bulk of the list.

These hospitals earned an ‘A’ for patient safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2017 ratings

The rise of consumerism in healthcare has put fresh weight on public ratings programs from groups like Leapfrog, Healthgrades and U.S. News.

California Medicaid generating big profits for state administrators

Overall, Medicaid insurers in the Golden State made $5.4 billion in profits from 2014 to 2016, in part because the state paid higher rates during the inaugural years of the nation’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Report: Urine-based drug tests helping some doctors soak up profits

Billing data from Medicare and private insurance billing nationwide shows spending on urine screens and related genetic tests quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to an estimated $8.5 billion a year

Report: Urine-based drug tests helping some doctors soak up profits

Billing data from Medicare and private insurance billing nationwide shows spending on urine screens and related genetic tests quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to an estimated $8.5 billion a year

Practices seeing fewer uninsured due to Medicaid expansion

AMA report finds 75.6 percent of physicians had practices that treated uninsured patients in 2016, compared to 81.3 percent in 2012.

A third of Shared Savings ACOs earned more than $700 million in savings

Top earner Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization, saved Medicare $62 million, earning $30 million for the ACO.

Could immigration enforcement in hospitals could spawn a public health crisis?

Report argues hospitals must prepare protocols for dealing with ICE enforcement, ensure safe place for immigrants seeking care.

CMS hopes ‘Meaningful Measures’ will reduce regulatory burden

The new program aims to streamline quality measures providers are required to meet, rewarding outcomes rather than micromanaging processes.

Hospitals face $2.7 billion in costs yearly tied to community, in-house violence

AHA says $1.1 billion from that total goes to support violence prevention and preparedness programs.

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