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10 Ways ICD-10 Will Improve Quality of Care

Cheryl Clark

Providers are bracing for a costly and difficult transition to ICD-10. But there is an upside. By vastly increasing the number of procedure codes, ICD-10 will improve our understanding of why we get sick and how we give care. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 12 Uncertainties Hovering Over Healthcare

If ever there was a year in which "anything could happen" in healthcare, 2012 just might be it. Numerous major decisions, regulations, and policy rollouts loom, including how severely physicians' pay will be cut and whether the Affordable Care Act itself is a constitutional document. We look at a dozen potential game changers. >>>

Quashing Access to Data, Feds Muddle Commitment to Transparency

The Department of Health and Human Services has backtracked on its commitment to "transparency" by restricting public access to the National Practitioner Data Bank, which helps patients and others identify problem doctors by state. >>>

Healthcare Leaders React to Super Committee's Failure

Some hospital executives and other leaders are looking with dread at the "sequester," a process by which hospitals and physicians will see automatic Medicare reimbursement cuts of 2% starting in 2013. >>>

Ability to Pay Drives Hospital Length of Stay

Uninsured patients spend less time in the hospital than insured patients, according to a study that suggests that ability to pay plays a greater role than medical need when determining length of stay. >>>



News Headlines

Opinion: Berwick receives high marks

Health Affairs, December 1, 2011

One in 10 stent patients readmitted within a month

Reuters Health, November 29, 2011

Stage 2 of meaningful use moved to 2014

Health Data Management, December 1, 2011

Radiologists highlight adverse events disclosure at RSNA 2011

Search Health IT, November 30, 2011

Why can't patients see their EHR data?

InformationWeek, November 30, 2011

CEO bonuses at NY nonprofit hospitals unhealthy?

The Nonprofit Quarterly, November 30, 2011

Congress again faces 'doc fix' for Medicare

The Olympian/Associated Press, November 29, 2011

MA ’alarm fatigue’ suit settled

The Boston Globe, November 29, 2011

How Sequestration Will Reduce Health Care Spending

Think Progress, November 23, 2011

ER building boom is wrong prescription, critics say

The Seattle Times, November 28, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: On-Call Compensation; Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>


Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>




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? >>>

 

Managing the Continuum

 

Treating Patient as Partner


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