Legal 'Oversight' May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media
An Illinois medical group is spearheading an effort to correct a legislative oversight that could spell big trouble for the country's thousands of rural health clinics that bill the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [Read More]
July 6, 2011
CMS Releases 2012 OPPS Proposed Rule The proposal outlines changes for payment for combined CT services, partial hospitalization ambulatory payment classifications, and supervision for outpatient therapy services. [Read More] OH Hospitals Launch Non-profit Collaborative Three Cleveland-area hospitals have formed a non-profit collaborative that they say lets them pool resources while maintaining autonomy in their own communities. [Read More] Joint Commission Unveils Wrong Site Surgery Prevention Tool With wrong-site surgeries occurring an estimated 40 times a week in the U.S., the Joint Commission teamed up with several hospitals to nail down precisely where and how these mistakes keep happening. [Read More] Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era Date: July 20, 2011 About: Integration will be the key to success in the accountable care era, whether your organization develops an official ACO or not. Organizations must develop strong relationships with employed and affiliated physicians. Join us to get alignment strategies to thrive in an increasingly integrated industry. [Register Today] Webcast: Creating an ACO Marketing Language Date: July 27, 2011 About: As a marketer, you need to learn the new paradigm of managing population health vs. growing patient volume in a traditional environment. Advance your understanding of how to align ACO marketing with business needs, as well as market accountability to providers, and ultimately your community. [Register Today]
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