Jlagasse

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Name: jlagasse
Date registered: March 4, 2016
URL: http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/content-feed/news

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  1. Hospital merger and acquisition volume in the first quarter was the lowest in nearly a decade — April 18, 2019
  2. Eliminating routine but low-value preoperative tests for cataract surgery patients associated with cost savings — April 18, 2019
  3. For busy medical students, two-hour meditation study may be as beneficial as a longer course — April 17, 2019
  4. Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules — April 17, 2019
  5. Readmissions may be reduced through effective skilled nursing facility-to-home transition strategies — April 16, 2019

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Hospital merger and acquisition volume in the first quarter was the lowest in nearly a decade

It was the fourth straight quarter in which M&A was lower than the annual quarterly average.

Eliminating routine but low-value preoperative tests for cataract surgery patients associated with cost savings

One medical center found savings of $67,241 over three years by foregoing routine chest X-rays, electrocardiograms and other preoperative procedures.

For busy medical students, two-hour meditation study may be as beneficial as a longer course

Medical students are at disproportionately high risk for depression and anxiety, and mindfulness can help them develop coping mechanisms.

Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules

Large hospitals and teaching hospitals are the most likely to see reduced penalties; those in states with high Medicaid enrollment will fare better.

Readmissions may be reduced through effective skilled nursing facility-to-home transition strategies

Better SNF-to-home transitions are needed, both for the physical health of the patient and the fiscal health of the organization.

Hospitals in financial straits due to difficult market conditions, poor cash management practices

Economies of scale and long-term cash forecasts are essential, especially for smaller hospitals that are feeling the pressure from payers.

Mandatory sugar labels could generate healthcare savings, improve health in a cost-effective way

The label could postpone nearly three million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

When doctors address bad reviews, patient satisfaction can double

Addressing negative reviews can not only salvage a provider’s brand reputation and even lead to higher reimbursement.

Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

Since the previous workforce survey in 2012, the proportion of rural radiation oncologists declined from 16 to 13 percent.

Health systems increase operating margins through diversification strategies

Health systems can create a risk-adjusted portfolio of initiatives that leverages their ecosystem and competitive advantages.

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