If out-of-network claims were paid at in-network rates, it could lower spending by $40 billion.
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The evidence of an association between readmissions and mortality has been complicated and conflicting.
Hospitalists are responsible for ensuring that their hospitals excel in the care of patients, experts say.
Much more money is spent to study the other leading causes of death in children and adolescents every year.
Hospitalists are pivotal to the clinical research that drives innovation.
The IPPS final rule excluded the proposed broad changes to the MS-DRG system that were in the proposed rule.
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Observation care is increasing, and can frustrate patients and hospitalists.
The proposal from CMS would require hospitals to make public both their list prices and the prices they negotiate with payers.