Federal Proposals Threaten Rural Hospitals
Two of the Obama administration’s proposals – to cut $2.1 billion in critical-access hospital payments and to slash the number of those hospitals – would devastate rural communities in Louisiana. ...Read More
|Federal Proposals Threaten Rural Hospitals|
Two of the Obama administration’s proposals – to cut $2.1 billion in critical-access hospital payments and to slash the number of those hospitals – would devastate rural communities in Louisiana.
|Obamacare May Boost ED Revenue|
Two recent studies show hospital emergency departments should get a revenue boost from patients now covered through the Affordable Care Act.
An early analysis of the federal health exchange
After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.
|Grade: Needs Improvement|
Report card highlights deficits in children’s physical activity
Remember when P.E. was the ‘easy A’ in school? Evidently that’s no longer true.
The 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children & Youth highlights just how far the country has fallen off the honor roll when it comes to getting our school-aged kids to move and play.
|LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Legislative Session Wraps|
The 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature wrapped up on June 2, 2014 at 6 PM. The 2014 session will be one remembered as having a lot of consternation with regard to healthcare measures.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. John R. Breaux|
Sitting on the dock of the bayou
While sitting on a dock along Bayou Lafourche, Donaldsonville native John R. Breaux was inspired to become a doctor.
|Primary Care for Women Starts with OB-GYN|
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, a network of three hospitals and 30 clinics, has intentionally avoided lumping women's health services together under one department and puts its focus on population health. Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:28 pm CDT
|Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch|
Nearly half of hospitals surveyed say they expect to outsource coding work and one hospital in five is already using outside resources for this purpose, a market research firm reports. Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:57 am CDT
|Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals|
The financial impact of observation status has become a flashpoint for hospitals and seniors and is the focus of a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:44 am CDT
|An Ownership Culture|
You want your employees to feel personally accountable for their work.... Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 am CDT
|Hospital Heroes Go the Extra Mile|
We spend a lot of energy debating the finances and organization of health care, which can b... Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:00 am CDT
|Concerns Raised Over IOM's Report on GME|
An influential IOM panel recommended a monumental shift in how graduate medical education i... Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 am CDT
|Poll: Negative views of O-Care at highest|
Negative views of ObamaCare abruptly hit an all-time high this month, erasing six months of gradual increases in the law's popularity. Fifty-three percent now see the Affordable Care Act in a negative light compared with 45 percent last month,... Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:01 pm CDT
|Senate passes autism bill|
The Senate passed a bill Thursday night that reauthorizes federal support for autism programs.The Autism CARES Act, H.R. 4631, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to designate an official to oversee national autism spectrum disorder... Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:51 pm CDT
|Report: Part D premiums stay low despite fears of rising drug prices|
Medicare Part D premiums are expected to stay pretty flat in the next few years, according to a new report, despite concerns with rising cost of specialty drugs.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it estimates the premium for a basic... Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:30 pm CDT