Strategy checklist for medical practice acquisitions

If your practice doesn’t already have a strategic growth plan, make one

Why hospitals shouldn’t reduce marketing budgets amid recession: Marketing departments may be seen as one of a hospital’s more expendable budget areas, but slashing marketing spend may not be the best strategy for hospitals and health systems to adopt amid the financial woes of the pandemic,…

Marketing departments may be seen as one of a hospital’s more expendable budget areas, but slashing marketing spend may not be the best strategy for hospitals and health systems to adopt amid the financial woes of the pandemic, according to Harvard Business Review.

Prognosis for Rural Hospitals Worsens With Pandemic

Rural hospitals were already struggling before the coronavirus emerged. Now, the loss of revenue from patients who are afraid to come to the emergency room, postponing doctor’s appointments and del…

Trump Administration Orders Hospitals to Report Data or Risk Losing Funding

The administration now says failure to report Covid-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services could cost hospitals Medicare and Medicaid funding.

Original Research: How Magnet Hospital Status Affects… : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

pursue Magnet recognition for their facility. We conducted this systematic review to investigate how Magnet hospital status affects outcomes for nursing professionals, patients, and health care organizations. Methods: In January 2018, the databases CINAHL, ProQuest, PubMed, and La Biblioteca Cochrane Plus were searched for relevant studies. The reference lists of selected articles were also…

New mobile health tool measures hemoglobin without drawing blood

Researchers have developed a way to use smartphone images of a person’s eyelids to assess blood hemoglobin levels. The ability to perform one of the most common clinical lab tests without a blood draw could help reduce the need for in-person clinic visits, make it easier to monitor patients who are in critical condition, and improve care in low- and middle-income countries where access to testing…

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care – HealthPopuli.com

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing mental health issues. PwC…

HHS Unveils Plan to Divvy Up Rest of $100B Provider Relief Fund

Most of the CARES Act provider relief fund will go to Medicare providers and treatment costs of uninsured COVID-19 patients, while hospitals in hotspots and rural providers will each $10B, HHS stated.

CMS suspends advance payments to providers, is reevaluating accelerated payments for hospitals

The Trump administration is suspending a program that offered advanced payments to providers and reevaluating another program that offered accelerated payments to health systems after doling out about $100 billion.

9 ways hospitals can leverage AI to combat coronavirus: As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, hospitals are incorporating artificial intelligence into their daily operations.

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, hospitals are incorporating artificial intelligence into their daily operations.