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How are hospitals supposed to reduce readmissions? Part II

By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The notion that hospitals can reduce readmissions, and that punishing them for “excess” readmissions will get them to do that, became conventional wisdom during the 2000s on the basis of very little evidence. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) urged Congress to enact the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) beginning in… Read More »

Listen: Five Oklahoma Hospitals Collapsed – What Happened?

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber joined StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Jackie Fortiér to discuss why a series of rural hospitals collapsed, leaving hundreds of residents without jobs and their communities without lifesaving emergency medical care. Weber and California Healthline senior correspondent Barbara Feder Ostrov wrote an in-depth story on the business practices of Jorge A. Perez… Read More »

Hospitals face rising risk of sophisticated cyberattacks

Increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks will pose significant threats to hospitals’ operations and revenues, as well as risks to patient safety that will expose more hospitals to malpractice accusations and lawsuits, according to a recent report by credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service. Small hospitals that lack resources and modern technology will be the most vulnerable to… Read More »