With fewer than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Associat
While a new generation of safer, more effective oral medications to treat hepatitis C patients may cost tens of thousands of dollars for a 12-week regiment, investing in these new therapies could generate savings estimated at more than $3
A study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers demonstrates that while new therapies to treat hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are highly effective, they are cost-effective and provide the greatest value in specific groups of HCV-infected
The cost of treating people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with newly approved therapies will likely place a tremendous economic burden on the country's healthcare system.
The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model consistently and significantly improves quality of care for patients and reduces healthcare costs, reports a first-of-its-kind, large-scale literature review of the PSH in the United States and
ECRI Institute’s 21st Annual Conference on the Use of Evidence in Policy and Practice will address how America’s healthcare system is changing to care for complex patients; how this care is being financed; and how and where this care take
Surgical site infections (SSIs) acquired by patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are associated with costs nearly twice as high compared to patients who do not have this complication.
Ambulatory centers perform surgery more efficiently than hospitals and could offer a viable way for the nation keep pace with a growing demand for outpatient procedures.
One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice.
Dignity Health, one of the five largest hospital systems in the nation, announces that in two years it has reduced hospital-acquired infections and readmissions, positively affecting more than 10,000 patients and potentially saving an est