Hospital Pricing Needs To Be Simpler, More Equitable

Recently, the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released what U.S. hospitals “charge” for 100 of the most common inpatient procedures. The release of this data caused an uproar in the media because of the vast disparity in hospital charges for pills, procedures and operations. Baptist Health fully supports the move toward […]

Medical Malpractice Bill Set To Go To Governor

Florida’s doctors could be on the verge of winning a legislative battle that could make it harder for patients to pursue medical malpractice claims. The Florida House is poised on Wednesday to send Gov. Rick Scott a medical malpractice bill (SB 1792) that would place limits on the kind of expert witnesses can be used in a […]

Orlando Healthcare Transformation Summit Will Examine the State of Healthcare, Offer Remedies

Healthcare leaders will share the results of innovative experiments using lean principles that are improving healthcare delivery, payment, and treatment transparency. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 John Toussaint, MD, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, will give the healthcare industry a checkup in three key areas when he delivers the opening keynote at […]

Bill Would Deregulate Florida Trauma Centers

Bills in the Florida House and Senate would essentially deregulate trauma centers, allowing any hospital to open one without review by regulators, the South Florida Business Journal reports. Currently, the Department of Health must approve applications for trauma centers at hospitals. It ensures they follow guidelines, including having trauma specialists such as neurosurgeons available around the […]

Florida House Rejects Health Care Plan

After four hours of debate on Thursday, the Florida House of Representatives rejected a move to bring down federal Medicaid dollars to provide insurance subsidies to upward of 1.1 million uninsured Floridians. Maverick Republican legislator Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, tried to amend the House health care proposal, HB 7169, and have it instead resemble a […]