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  October 31, 2011 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

To Prevent VBP Financial Loss, Think Like a Clinician

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

To meet both the medical and financial imperatives of value-based purchasing, financial leaders will need to go beyond their usual scope. Look through the eyes of the clinicians to improve patient care and prevent reimbursement losses. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ACO Final Rules Intend to Encourage Consolidation

Leaders fear change. They fear taking on risk. And perhaps most importantly, they fear that accountable care organizations will turn out to be another failed payment experiment from the federal government. Some may rightly consider ACO participation as the worse of two bad options. In that case, it's time to consider consolidation. >>>

Physician Checklist Zaps Wasteful Spending

Physicians and hospitals have been adopting checklists to ensure proper patient care. Now it’s time to take the checklist premise further, to find procedures that should be minimized or eliminated altogether. >>>

How Tele-Navigation Reduces Admissions, Cuts ED Costs

A New Mexico provider finds that patient navigators can improve care and slash costs by diverting non-emergent patients from the emergency department, helping them obtain primary care, and providing guidance on appropriate use of the ED. >>>

Medicare Cuts Will Slash Healthcare Jobs, AHA Says

In a tactical shift to protect hospital funding from budget cuts, senior leaders at the American Hospital Association and the American Nurses Association are cautioning the Super Committee that any significant cuts to Medicare or Medicaid "could create devastating job losses in our communities." >>>

Humanize Healthcare with a Lasting Impression

One way to personalize your hospital and humanize healthcare is to pick people at your facility, shadow them, then tell their stories. One orthotic clinician leaves patients with a lasting impression of competence and caring. >>>



Finance Headlines

Recession takes toll on healthcare industry

The Augusta Chronicle, October 31, 2011

Pills cheaper for hospitals than intravenous drugs

The Baltimore Sun, October 28, 2011

Nonprofit hospitals’ huge tax breaks under increasing scrutiny

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 24, 2011

HIT Barriers to Patient Engagement Persist

HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2011

U.S. Healthcare Costs Climb 5.73% Over 12 Months

HealthLeaders Media, October 24, 2011

Medicare ACOs Move Closer to Commercial Model Under Final Rule

HealthLeaders Media, October 21, 2011

Behind the Class Act, a numbers game

The New York Times, October 19, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing (VBP) brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>


Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>

 

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