Hospital Administration

Xavier Becerra was confirmed as HHS secretary Thursday afternoon by a razor-thin margin. The former California attorney general now takes the helm as the country attempts to improve the distribution of coronavirus vaccines and the Biden administration works on building up the Affordable Care Act. The 50-49 vote in the Senate was almost entirely along
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Dive Brief: A majority of the largest hospitals are not complying with the price transparency rule that went into effect Jan. 1, according to an analysis in Health Affairs. Researchers examined compliance among 100 of the nation’s largest hospitals by bed count and found that 65 were “unambiguously noncompliant,” while just 22 hospitals appeared to
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As the Biden administration ramps up its coronavirus vaccination effort, CMS has taken steps to encourage more providers to administer the doses, including increasing the reimbursement rate for Medicare patients. The new rate, announced Monday, is about $40 per dose, meaning two-shot vaccines will total an $80 payout. That’s an increase from about $28 per shot
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What makes hospital employees – especially clinicians – happy at work and engaged in their jobs? The root causes of employee satisfaction, or its absence, are diverse. But, independent of each institution’s specific problems, sound organizational processes to self-evaluate the work environment and effect change can improve employee satisfaction, and therefore patient satisfaction and fiscal
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Dive Brief: Healthcare safety organization ECRI has named racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare delivery, particularly when it comes to screening and treatments for COVID-19, as the No. 1 patient safety concern for this year. Overall preparedness for pandemic response and supply chain and drug shortage concerns also made the top 10 list. Essentially, the
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