Tag Archives: Hospitals

OIG raises concerns about safety in long-term care hospitals

Dive Brief: Roughly one in five Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse events, and another 25% experienced temporary harmful events, according to a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). More than half (53%) of the adverse events patients suffered caused F level harm, meaning they prolonged the LTCH stay, became… Read More »

Value-based purchasing takes hold: More than half of hospitals paid as part of the program

More providers will receive the benefit of the $ 1.9 billion available in payments than those that will get a negative adjustment from the hospital value-based purchasing program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today. For FY 2019, 55 percent, more than 1,550 hospitals, will receive higher Medicare payments. The highest performing hospital… Read More »

Top medic says pressures at hospitals are not just for Christmas

The Clinical Medical Director at Cork University Hospital says it is inconceivable to think that health care staff would be granted extended leave over the Christmas period. Dr Mike O’Connor was speaking on RTE radio following comments from the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, who called on the Health Service Executive to “properly manage and deploy” resources in… Read More »