Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities General Discussion

Nix Health Layoffs

2 weeks ago

“We are currently reviewing strategic options for our Nix Health operations,” company officials said in a statement in July. “These options may include identifying a local or national operator to acquire the facilities.”

Top 10 physician specialties generate the most revenue for hospitals

2 months ago

Great info for all the medical device and biotech reps trying to figure out what specialty is the best to call on --

1. Cardiovascular surgery

  • Average revenue: $3.7 million
  • Average salary: $425,000

2. Cardiology (invasive)

  • Average revenue: $3.48 million
  • Average salary: $590,000

3. Neurosurgery

  • Average revenue: $3.44 million
  • Average salary: $687,000

4. Orthopedic surgery

  • Average revenue: $3.29 million
  • Average salary: $533,000

5. Gastroenterology

  • Average revenue: $2.97 million
  • Average salary: $487,000

6. Hematolo…

Buy an Entire Hospital Room on Amazon

5 months ago

I think any hospital CEO wanting to keep their job would avoid buying a hospital room off of Amazon and stick with Stryker.

Is Your Hospital Being Penalized By Medicare?

7 months ago

Eight-hundred hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced for patients discharged between last October and this September, according to Kaiser Health News. The penalties will be applied as hospitals submit claims to Medicare for reimbursement.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for FARXIGA in Heart Failure

13 hours ago

AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of FARXIGA (dapagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

HCA Billing Fraud at Regional Medical Center in San Jose

7 months ago

This lawsuit was just unsealed, which alleges a former nurse at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., filed a submitted false claims to Medicare. I false claims stem from HCA billing for certain services on an inpatient basis when the patients were still waiting in the ED.

"The Regional Medical Center is frequently out of beds in its units and the emergency department is frequently well over capacity," the complaint states. "When this happens, patients that have been admitted to the hospit…