U.S. News & World Report ranks hospitals on care quality for three procedures, two conditions (fiercehealthcare.com) Amid an already crowded--and sometimes controversial--field of hospital rankings, U.S. News & World Report has added a new form of evaluation that rates hospitals based on how well they handle five common medical conditions and procedures. HackensackUMC and Morristown among the top performers.
Updated: Health care leaders offer mixed reaction to out-of-network reform bill (njbiz.com) NJBIZ asked leaders in various segments of the health care industry for their reaction to the comprehensive out-of-network reform bill introduced by state legislators.
Hospital associations, hospitals challenge 0.2% Medicare cut for FFY 2015 (ahanews.org) The AHA today joined four other hospital associations and four hospital organizations in challenging as unlawful a 0.2% reduction in Medicare payment rates to hospitals for inpatient services furnished in Federal Fiscal Year 2015.
In New World of Healthcare Choices, Helping Patients Make Good Decisions (njspotlight.com) As patients take on responsibility of choosing their insurers, doctors and medical procedures, new risks and opportunities arise. Being a patient doesn’t make you a healthcare expert. But, more and more, people are having to make complex decisions about their health insurance and their medical care.