NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR QUALITY REPORTING LED BY AVALERE HEALTH AND ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS WILL IMPROVE TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH MALNUTRITION

Hospitals, medium and large medical practices and other healthcare facilities will be able to improve the quality of care for patients with malnutrition and reduce hospital stays and costs through a new opportunity resulting from work by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Avalere Health that was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Most U.S. hospitals not sharing price information for joint replacement as required

On January 1, 2021, the federal government began requiring U.S. hospitals to maintain clear, accessible online price lists for 300 common services. Yet only 32% of hospital websites sampled a year later were fully compliant with transparency in pricing about knee and hip replacement, according to a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Health care experts propose policies to encourage shared responsibility between electronic health record developers and users

Developers of electronic health records (EHR) should create or modify their products to ensure that health care organizations can meet safety recommendations of the Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) Guides, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine.

Mount Sinai Health System Receives Waiver From Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to Scale Up Hospitalization at Home

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the agency had approved a waiver allowing Mount Sinai Health System to enroll a broader group of Medicare patients into its Hospitalization at Home (HaH) program. The move is a game changer as hospitals in New York City brace for a continued increase in COVID-19 cases.