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Only half of hospitals comply with MRI price transparency mandate

Only half of hospitals offering lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are compliant with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) price transparency mandate after eight months, according to a report published online Feb. 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Richard Lin, from the New York Institute of Technology…

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For-profit hospitals

Study shows that for-profit hospitals tend to skip less profitable services.

Nonprofit and government-owned hospitals are more likely to offer relatively unprofitable services than for-profit hospitals, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.Why it matters: Nonprofits’ financials are often evaluated based on factors like how much charity care they offer and how they pursue patient debt.But the study argues that it’s also important to…

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hospitals Ukraine

Ukraine hospitals could run out of oxygen in 24 hours, WHO warns

Home News A woman holds an oxygen mask over the face of a baby with COVID-19 in a children’s hospital in Kyiv. (Image credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty images.) Ukrainian hospitals could run out of medical oxygen within the next 24 hours, endangering the lives of thousands of critically ill patients, the World Health Organization…

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Farm-Fresh hospitals

Hospitals Turn to Farm-Fresh Food for Better Health

Hospital food isn’t known for tasting good or even being all that good for you. But some U.S. hospitals are teaming up with farms to change that.You probably think of hospital food as premade, prepackaged, bland, and colorless — except for the Jell-O, of course. Maybe you’ve brought a friend or relative soup or a…

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Three Ways Hospitals Can Increase Worker Engagement

An analysis of six years of data from more than 80 hospitals and more than 192,000 employees in Victoria, Australia, adds to the evidence that employee engagement in their jobs matters. It found that happier workers improved hospital performance in terms of hospital costs, treatment effectiveness, and hospital-acquired infections and conditions. In particular, the research identifies…

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Hundreds of US hospitals are breaking the law on price transparency

It’s been a year since the Hospital Price Transparency rule, which requires US hospitals to make their prices public, went into effect on Jan 1, 2021.According to the requirement, all hospitals that accept Medicare must publish a machine-readable file listing all their services and prices, including all discounts, as well as a user-friendly file with…

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hospitals Rationing

Hospitals are rationing COVID Pills and Infusions as the Cases Increase

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It is the ultimate irony: More COVID-19 treatments exist now than at any other time during the pandemic, but the skyrocketing number of cases from the surging Omicron variant might mean you can’t get them when you need them most. Doctors and health…

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Children’s hospitals

Nationally, children’s hospitals are bursting amid the tidal wave omicron

on the rise — Omicron’s severity in kids is still unknown, but more cases mean more hospitalizations. Beth Mole – Dec 30, 2021 10:09 pm UTC Enlarge / A Boston Medical Center pediatrician performs a checkup on an 8-month-old while her father provides her comfort in a pediatrics tent set up outside of Boston Medical…

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hospitals Paramedics

As Hospitals Fill Up, Paramedics Spend More Time Moving Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. GUNNISON, Colorado — The night after Thanksgiving, a small ambulance service that covers a huge swath of southwestern Colorado got a call that a patient needed an emergency transfer from the hospital in Gunnison to a larger one with an intensive…

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hospitals Pharma

As Big Pharma and Hospitals Battle Over Drug Discounts, Patients Miss Out on Millions in Benefits

In early July, as the covid-19 pandemic slammed rural America, the president of a small Kansas hospital sat down on a Friday afternoon and wrote the president of the United States to plead for help. “I do not intend to add to your burden,” said Brian Williams, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and Desert Storm…