Whether so-called micro-hospitals can succeed financially might depend on whether they can meet Medicare’s definition of a hospital: a medical facility that dedicates the bulk of its services to inpatient care.
Around Indiana, hospitals are doubling down on the lofty goal of patient satisfaction. Some, like IU Health, are hiring managers to oversee various aspects of the patient experience, from registration to discharge.
The funds includes $7.6 million to study early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, $5.2 million to fund a clinical and translational sciences institute, and $4.8 million to fund epidemiologic databases to evaluate AIDS care in Africa.
The program is for patients with Stage 3 or Stage 4 cancer who had not had success with traditional treatments. Under the program, scientists analyze patients' genome, leading to a personalized treatment plan.
The bill that President Donald Trump signed Monday night to reopen the federal government included a two-year delay in implementing a tax on medical devices, bringing praise from Indiana-based Cook Group.
The suit names two dozen entities, including Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma LP—which produces OxyContin—as well as Cephalon Inc, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.