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specialty hospital

1. A hospital that provides a limited range of services (e.g., orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, or obstetrics). 2. A hospital in which two thirds of Medicare patients receive care for just two Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs).
2. A hospital in which two thirds of Medicare patients receive care for just two Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs).
3. A hospital in which two thirds of patients are assigned for outpatient surgical procedures.
See also: hospital
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While the newly signed National Integrated Cancer Control Act or Republic Act 11225 allows the creation of cancer specialty hospitals and clinics by the private sector, he underscored the need to build a government-run hospital for cancer patients to ensure comprehensive high-quality cancer-care services at more affordable prices.
Similar to the ones located in Metro Manila, Ejercito, who chairs the Senate committee on health, said he would file a bill, seeking the establishment of these specialty hospitals to ensure that even those in the provinces could have access to special health care.
He added: "The Foundation's donation to Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital will help fund new scientific and medical research that helps advance pediatrics, expand the pool of the hospital's beneficiaries, enhance healthcare offered to children, and support their families."
Target: Physicians' Specialty Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Multi- Specialty Hospital, Sohana today launched its "Keep the Doctor Away" Programme to make India and the region Healthier.
Freedom Pain Hospital is the only pain specialty hospital in the United States and offers chronic pain patients a clinical experience unlike any other.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were defrauded in their dealings with the defendants regarding their ownership in and management of Physician's Surgery Center as well as the defendants' launch of Physicians' Specialty Hospital.
Their main findings were that hospital expenditures for patients treated in HRRs with cardiac specialty hospital entry ("entry HRRs") experienced roughly 3% slower growth in cardiac care expenditures compared to patients treated in HRRs without cardiac specialty hospitals ("control HRRs").
5 November 2010 - US operator of specialty hospitals Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) announced yesterday that its net income surged to USD8m (EUR5.6m) in the third quarter of 2010, compared to USD600,000 for the same quarter last year.
In other words, the ACC supports assurances that physician self-interest is not the key factor behind a specialty hospital, but rather that the central issues are the best interests of the patient and community, and the quality of care.
This resulted in the exclusion of 5,998 AMI patients admitted to specialty hospitals (50.3 percent of specialty hospital AMI admissions) and 2,824 CABG patients admitted to specialty hospitals (25.6 percent of specialty hospital CABG admissions) as well as 7,059 AMI patients admitted to general hospitals (12.7 percent of general hospital AMI admissions) and 4,202 CABG patients admitted to general hospitals (10.5 percent of general hospital CABG admissions).
Another alleged incentive that favors a specialty hospital over an ASC is the higher average facility payment under the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for hospitals compared with the ASC facility fee schedule for the same procedure.
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